A blog featuring stills from films and their corresponding color palettes. A tool to promote learning and inspiration. Updated daily.
From Duarte: The power of color can be witnessed in the way we respond to it. Often, we approach choosing color for our environment in the same way we approach choosing a significant other. We are naturally drawn to specific “characteristics” of colors; we form strong bonds; we have definitive dislikes; we even fall in love.
From Fast Company: In the new version of Paper released last week, you mix colors with your fingers, like it's paint–only somehow more beautiful. This one magical feature burned a year of development time, resurrected the work of two dead German scientists, and got Apple's attention.
From Design Festival: Figuring out which colors work well with others isn’t just a matter of chance. There is actually a science behind which colors work well together. Different color combinations fit into different categories, and can be broken down easily.
A collection of major brand color codes. Curated by Galen Gidman.
Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration for spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy consumers' need to escape everyday challenges with intriguing color combinations that transport them to foreign lands.
“The colors designers have chosen for the spring season present an interesting marriage of unexpected warm and cool tones,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “By cleverly combining complementary colors, those that are opposites on the color wheel, they have created a striking intensity in the palette. These unique color combinations make it possible for consumers to pair existing pieces in colors traditionally associated with fall, with new favorites to punch up springtime wardrobes.”
From University of Texas: Watch Jim Nicar, director of the UT Heritage Society, recount how the University chose burnt orange and white as its colors. For some years, different teams tried various iterations — including bright orange, maroon and blue — before finally putting the matter to a vote.
From Seth Godin: Imagine how much easier it would be to find out where you were going if every sign with the word TAXI on it had it in yellow instead of white. Once you knew the color of where you were going, you'd just naturally scan for it.