Ever wondered how to find contrasting colors? A palette of matching pastel colors? Shadow and highlight color variants for one and the same object?|
All this type of questions can be answered if you switch your color thinking to HSL - hue, saturation and lightness. It's not difficult and it's far more productive than thinking RGB - red, green and blue.
The Color design tutorial explains how colors work, what a color space is, what the HSL color space is and how to work within this space. The relative nonsense of web safe colors will be explained. There are three pages with 7300 color patches each for you to download.
Programmers will find algorithms for the conversion between RGB, HSL, CIE-XYZ and CIE-L*h*s*. These are described in the ColorMath document.
NL: Syllabus vormgeving met HSL kleuren (tint, verzadiging, helderheid). Kleurconversies.