How to Not Suck at Color – 5 color theory tips every designer should know



How do great artists and designers pick colors for their work? How do you pair colors together? Why do my colors look so bad? In this video, creative director and illustrator Greg Gunn will share 5 important color theory tips that you can apply to your graphic design and digital art.

Learn how to pair colors using color harmonies. Make sure your color palettes are accessible and have enough visual contrast. And brush up on the do’s and don’ts of color theory.

— Video Chapters —
0:00 – Overview
0:45 – What are color harmonies?
1:51 – How to use neutral colors
2:33 – Why using less color is better
3:30 – How to check your color contrast
4:00 – Color contrast and accessible design
4:42 – How many colors should you use?
5:39 – What is the 60-30-10 color rule?
6:01 – How to make your own color rules
6:44 – Finding balance in your colors
7:23 – Where to learn color theory (Color For Creatives)

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Take Greg’s Color Theory Course: https://thefutur.com/color
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See more of Greg’s work: https://www.ggunn.com

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