Colors have the remarkable ability to captivate our attention, evoke emotions, and convey meaning. In the realm of web design, they play a vital role in creating visually stunning and engaging experiences. The skillful use of color can transform a website design from ordinary to extraordinary, making it a powerful tool in the hands of designers. In this tutorial, we will learn how to use color to improve webpage design. But first– let’s delve into the exciting world of color! We will guide you through the essentials of choosing the perfect color palette.
The mood-altering magic of colors
Colors possess the incredible power to evoke specific emotions and set the desired tone for a website. Discover how to tap into this magic, as we explore how different hues can convey warmth, tranquility, energy, or excitement. We can use color in infinite ways to communicate emotion, a wavelength, or even references to the world around us.
Think about when we see blue and green tones. These colors tend to evoke nature and the calmness of the ocean. Warmer tones tend to add energy to a design, whereas cooler colors tend to induce calmness. The psychology of color is very real, and fascinating!
Experiment with different color combinations to find the color palette that speaks to you the most. Personalization through color can make your website truly stand out from the crowd.
Crafting a compatible color palette
Choosing a harmonious color palette is essential to creating a visually appealing and cohesive design. Whether we’re creating a links page, portfolio website, landing page, event invite, or an interactive media project– learning how to use color to communicate makes our designs that much better. Think of it like a tool in your creative toolbox!
There are some well-known secrets of color compatibility. Color formulas, such as complementary, analogous, and triadic schemes usually look great together. If short on time, here’s a great resource for finding color palettes that work. Explore color choices that work harmoniously to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of our sites.
For those who love color and want to learn more about color theory– we can also play around with the color combinations in Hatch! To find out how to strike the perfect balance, there’s nothing better than exploring ourselves. This process is fun and it also ensures that the site we’re designing speaks to our self-expression.
RGB, HSL, and the Art of color selection
Understanding the fundamentals of color representation is crucial for web designers. Explore the basics of RGB, HSL, and Hex code color models in the video tutorial here.
RGB stands for red, green, and blue. This color model shows us how much of each color is added to make the color we choose. It’s expressed in numeric values.
HSL stands for hue, saturation, and luminosity. Similarly to RGB, this color model also shows us the color we choose but in a different fashion. The hue refers to where on the color spectrum we choose. The saturation is essentially referring to how much of a color do we have? Have we diluted it with white or black? Lastly, luminosity refers to adding black or white to a color.
If choosing RGB or HSL to choose a color palette, we can also toggle between color systems to find the HEX code that refers to. Save it for future use! Also, if you already know your color palette through HEX codes, feel free to just plug that in.
Ignite creativity through chromatic exploration
Hatch is a great way to explore how RGB and HSL color models work. Let’s hop into the Hatch editor and play around with color values. We can then see how they influence the color selection process.
Embarking on a journey to change colors in our website projects is an exciting experience. By harnessing the emotional impact of colors, crafting compatible palettes, and understanding the nuances of color models, we’ll unlock endless possibilities to create captivating and personalized web designs. So let’s dive in and infuse our websites with a vibrant spectrum of colors!
If we need to change colors, there are many ways to do this on Hatch. Our favorite color feature is the eyedropper tool. Check out how to use the eyedropper tool here. It’s especially helpful in matching colors in a project to keep them consistent.
Different ways to use color to improve webpage design
On Hatch, we have numerous ways to pick out colors and make awesome color combinations. Listed below are the ways we can learn how to use color to improve web page design. These are five ways to change the color of a background, text, or the background of a vector file:
- We can either manually browse the color spectrum and the color map above it.
- If we already know what color we need, we can use hex codes.
- We can use the RGB color system.
- We can also use the HSL color system.
- Lastly, one of our favorite ways to choose color is to use the eyedropper tool. This allows us to lift color from anywhere on our screen! Rad, right?
How to change color
Primer on the Inspector
To change color, we need to get to the inspector panel. The panel on the right is called the inspector. This is where we can change the properties for the individual asset that’s currently selected. This is the key part of what the inspector can do for us. It allows us to look deep into a specific asset’s properties and adjust them. Think of the content panel as where we go to find individual assets to add to our page, and the inspector as where the properties for each individual asset live.
We currently have the page itself selected. We can choose the background type and color, among other properties. This is where we can change the properties of the effects we add.
Tip: If we need to change colors, there are many ways to do this on Hatch. Our favorite color feature is the eyedropper tool. Check out how to use the eyedropper tool here. It’s especially helpful in matching colors in a project to keep them consistent.
How to use color to improve webpage design
How to change color
On Hatch, we have numerous ways to pick out colors and make awesome color combinations. These are the four ways to change the color of a background, text, or the background of a vector file.
We can manually browse the color spectrum and the color map above it. If we already know what color we need, we can use hex codes. We can also use the HSL and RGB color systems. Lastly, one of our favorite ways to choose color is to use the eyedropper tool. This allows us to lift color from anywhere on our screen! Rad, right?
1. To change the background color, open up the “adjust” section in the inspector.
2. Under “style”–click the “background” to choose a color.
3. Following your intuition? Choose the hue in the color spectrum.
4. Once the hue is chosen, the detailed color options pop up above. Choose the saturation and lightness on the color map.
TIP: Looking to use this color in future designs? Save the hex code below!
5. If we already know our hex code, we can enter it below.
6. If we already have content on our page or somewhere on our computer screens that we want to pull from– no need to fret! Eyedropper can pull any color from anywhere on our screen.
7. We also have the option to change color based on RGB: red, green, and blue. The last value is also alpha and it affects the opacity of the chosen color, just as it does in the HSL color system.
8. We have the option to change the color based on HSL: hue, saturation, and lightness. The fourth value is called the alpha and it affects the opacity of the chosen color.
To change the opacity of the asset selected, we can type in the percentage we want or choose a point on the slider. 100% means fully opaque and 0% is fully transparent or invisible.