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SCHEMES
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240 Color Schemes


for Creative Design Projects
With CMYK | RGB | HEX color values

Graphic design, publication, brochures, posters, packaging, websites

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Clickable Color Schemes Indexes


Click at a color scheme group in the Creative Color Schemes Indexes to go directly to that color scheme page.

Back to Color Schemes Index Buttons


While you were on a color scheme page, click the Index button at the top of the page will easily bring you right back to the Color Schemes Index of that color scheme.

Color Scheme Bookmarks


Another way to quickly access color schemes is to click at bookmark links in the Bookmarks section of Adobe Reader to go to a specific part of color schemes. This eBook contains 24 bookmarks that start from 001, 011, 021, 031, and so on till 231.

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THAWATCHAI SRISUTHEP
colorist
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ISBN 978-616-90855-0-8

Creative Color Schemes 2 / Thawatchai Srisuthep

1. Computer graphic 2. Color and color usage I.Title. 006.6 First Edition Print in Thailand

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The Creative Color Schemes 2 follows its predecessor The Creative Color Schemes launched in 2009. The Creative Color Schemes 2 consists of 240 innovative color combinations that are ready to be used in any design project. All these color schemes are fresh, beautiful and impressive. Designers, Illustrators and artists will find this book an indispensable resource of innovative color schemes ideas. In this book, a color scheme consists of 5 colors instead of 15 colors in the previous book. This compact color scheme will make it more straightforward and easier to use than before. Moreover, many design projects typically use only 3-5 colors in their designs. The Creative Color Schemes 2, an essential tool to work with colors effectively without an effort. It provides an exciting new way off choosing color schemes for your designs. You can quickly explore all color schemes and easily find the most suitable color scheme for your design project. One of its advantages is that you can experience the personality and feeling of all color schemes before using them. Thanking for purchasing a copy of The Creative Color Schemes 2. I hope it becomes a valued addition to your creative design resources. Now, lets enjoy choosing the perfect color scheme for your works.

Thawatchai Srisuthep

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240 Stunning Color Schemes at the Ready

Creative Color Schemes for Print Media


All these color schemes in this book are specially designed for print media. If you apply the CMYK values to your art work, the output colors will look close to the colors in this book. Because this book was printed with the same CMYK values using 4 color inks of Cyan, Magenta,Yellow, and Black by standard offset printing. So the final colors should look similar to what you see on this book. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee the perfect match of colors because variations may occurs by many factors such as ink quality, printing process, and paper type. Therefore, all the color schemes in this book are designed mainly for use in print media. The RGB and HEX values come from converting CMYK values to the RGB and HEX values in the printing environment to ensure color consistency. When using the RGB and HEX values in digital media, the colors you see on the screen may look slightly different from colors in the book, especially blue, green, magenta and violet. Thats because the different in color gamut between process printing and on-screen display. In addition, colors on screen normally look brighter than colors printed on paper.

The Creative Color Schemes 2 contains 240 color combinations that are ready to use in any design projects. All these color schemes are designed with a balance of harmony, contrast, continuation, variation and the feeling of colors. Without worrying about color theory, you can easily explore ideas of color combinations from all these color schemes. With 240 stunning color schemes at hand, you can choose your desired color schemes in a minute. Stop wasting your time on randomly choosing one color at a time and hoping that they will go well together. All these ready to use color schemes will help you work with colors easily. You will clearly see the effect of color combinations before applying them to your works. So you can feel confident that the color schemes you use will really give you the desired color effect. The most important thing is that you do not need to risk your time and resources with the colors you see on the screen. You can get the right colors in print at the very first time. An impressive color scheme will increase the color impact of your design, making it more attractive. Moreover, a color scheme that suits your content will help conveying the message to the audience. You will see plenty of examples on how to use colors together. They show the contrast between colors when they are used together, including color characters on color backgrounds. The color usage illustration will help you see all the color interaction among colors in a theme before applying them to your projects.

Creative Color Schemes Ordering


All of 240 color schemes in this book are ordering by similarity of color schemes. Each color scheme is identified by number of 001 to 240. Many color schemes are grouped by similarity of hues and tones as you can see from the index. These color schemes are arranged from light to dark and from vivid to dull colors. Normally, the color scheme on the right side of pages is darker or more saturated than the one on the left side.

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We can roughly divide all color schemes into 2 parts. The first part consists of color schemes that are bright and vibrant. Meanwhile, color schemes in the second part are more into grayish and dark tones. They are all fascinating color schemes with their own personality and feeling.

To avoid limiting each designers personal meaning of our color schemes, we decided not to name each color scheme. This opens the opportunity for designers to freely imagine the personality and feeling of all color schemes by themselves.

Extra Version eBooks


As companions to The Creative Color Schemes 2, these eBooks offer more variations on the color schemes.

The Creative Color Scheme 2, Glow in the Dark Edition


Simply turn background color to black thus creating a new dramatic look of the creative color schemes. In this edition, the entire color schemes are glowing in the dark beautifully, providing unprecedented experience and inspiration. Moreover, colors in soft and light shades can easily be seen in the dark. Exploring the Creative Color Schemes in the dark mode will definitely expand your color combination ideas.

The Creative Color Scheme 2, RGB Version


The RGB version of the Creative Color Schemes 2 is specially designed for on-screen display with its full lightness and luminosity. With the completely new optimized RGB and HEX values, many colors are now brighter and clearer than before. Light and vivid colors appear even more refreshing and shining than ever. The RGB version eBooks are suitable for any design of PowerPoint, website, animation and all kinds of digital media.
CMYK RGB

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Compares the different of color scheme 026 in CMYKand RGB version

Recommendations in Using the Creative Color Schemes


You can begin your search by quickly scanning the color index. Then go to your target color scheme for all the details. These are some recommendations while you look at a particular color scheme.

Start at the Color Scheme Palettes


To find out which color scheme suits your project, first explore all the color schemes by looking at the Color Scheme Palettes, Color Dots and Color Circles at the upper part of the page. The 5-Color Scheme Palettes on the center are best representing the character and feeling of a particular color scheme.

Explore the Color Applications

Once you have selected a desired color scheme, the next thing is to evaluate color usage illustration in the Color Applications part. You will clearly see how colors are interacting with one another in a theme and discover how well each color goes together. Please notice the color contrast and only use the color combinations that give enough contrast. Do not use colors that are too similar or crash with each other. Examples in the Color Characters on Color Backgrounds part show legibility of colors when they are used together. We should only use a combination of colors that have enough contrast and easy to read.

Evaluate the 3-Color Combinations

In the 3-Color Combinations part at the bottom of a page, there are 15 groups of 3-Color Combinations. All of these combinations are organized so that a color in a theme is connecting to the other four colors. Before choosing a group of colors to work on, you can clearly see the interaction of all colors in a color scheme. Therefore, you will know exactly which colors are good together versus the ones that are not. This section will help you quickly select a group of three colors for your design. Moreover, they will ensure how colors will appear in your work right before using them.

Please note that in each color scheme, some colors are too similar to use together. These colors are especially dark colors with the same intensity as well as light colors with the same intensity. So please do not put these colors next to each other because it is difficult to differentiate them.

Using Color Values


In order to use the color schemes, simply put the desired color values in your design program. Create color palettes for all colors that you plan to use. First, use CMYK values for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black inks for print media. Second, use RGB values for Red, Green and Blue colors for on-screen media like PowerPoint and animation. And last, for web design, use Hexadecimal value that start with # sign in the target area on a webpage.

Apply CMYK values 4 to create color swatches for your design

Try the Color Gradient Stripe

The Color Gradient Strip at the bottom of each page shows the gradient of all colors in that color scheme. It is easy to see how a color gradually changes to another color. Try to use a color gradient in a background of your work, and you will see how beautiful it is.

Extended Color Palettes


If all five colors in a color scheme are not enough for your project, you can look for other colors from nearby color schemes, especially the one on the other side of the page. Since all color schemes are organized by similarity of hues and tones, neighboring color palettes that are still in the same tone usually go together. In addition to five colors in a color scheme, there are white, black and gray colors that you can add to your palettes. Therefore, do not forget to try adding white, black and some shades of gray to your design wherever they are needed.

6Color Scheme in five Dots


Color Dots

Color Scheme Number


4Color Palette

Color Scheme 3Color scheme in five circles, Circle all theme colors are ordered
from inside to outside

The identification number of a color scheme, colored by one of colors in that color scheme

Color scheme in five rectangles that clearly expresses nature and feeling of the color scheme. The order of colors is carefully organized for the best effect of that color scheme.

4Color Values in CMYK, RGB and HEX 4Color Circles


Color of these circles represent the core

Color values in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) for graphic design and print media, RGB (Red, Green and Blue) values for on-screen media, and HEX (Hexadecimal) values for web design. color of characters and stroke of color dots in its column below

Applications 4Color color

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The area that shows how to use color on characters against several color backgrounds in various ways

6 color Text Color


Stroke Color

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color color color 3Shows character colors, dot colors, and stroke
colors on various background colors in a theme

color color 3Vertical Color Dots


A row of color dots may locate on the left or the right side of the illustration

6
color color color 3In the same column, both colors of character and
dot stroke are the same as the circle color on top of their column. Meanwhile, colors of dots are all five colors of a scheme.

color color Five vertical color dots show theme colors on several background colors
In the position where column color and color color background color are the same, the color of character and dot stroke as well as a dot on the sidebar are changed to white instead

color

4Background Color color color Color background stripes, start from white and
then follow by them colors in sequence. Please spot color interaction in each position andcolor a group ofcolorthat work well only select colors together. Only use a combination of colors that has enough contrast and easy to read. Do not use colors that are too similar or crash with each other. As an illustration on the next page, the red circle color a few pairs of color combinations color signs mark that do not provide enough contrast and thus not suitable to use.

This chart demonstrates how to use all colors color in the scheme together in a form color of character colors on various background colors as well as dot fills and dot strokes on various background colors

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43-Color Combinations

In this area, there are 15 groups of 3-Color Combinations. All these combinations are organized so that a color in a theme is connecting to the other four colors. In this area, you can clearly see the interaction of all colors in a color scheme. This will help you quickly select a group of three colors for your design.

In each column, the first two colors are fixed and organized in sequence. For example, the first column has color 1 and color 2 as main colors, the second column has color 2 and color 3 as main colors, and so on. Meanwhile, the third column in each group has one of the remaining colors in the theme.

8 4Color Gradient Stripe

This stripe shows the gradient of colors in the scheme. The order of color gradient is determined by continuity of colors.

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C0 M70 Y40 K0 R255 G104 B106 #FF686A C40 M10 Y0 K20 R149 G170 B193 #95AAC1 C30 M0 Y80 K0 R185 G208 B90 #B9D05A C0 M0 Y35 K0 R225 G247 B183 #E1F7B7 C0 M30 Y65 K0 R241 G179 B100 #F1B364

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C0 M0 Y100 K0 R255 G236 B0 #FFEC00 C40 M0 Y100 K5 R156 G189 B49 #9CBD31 C0 M100 Y10 K0 R219 G14 B100 #DB0E64 C0 M15 Y100 K0 R248 G203 B0 #F8CB00 C100 M0 Y10 K0 R0 G160 B208 #00A0D0

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C80 M0 Y10 K0 R0 G176 B213 #00B0D5 C30 M0 Y100 K0 R186 G206 B42 #BACE2A C0 M40 Y100 K0 R236 G156 B30 #EC9C1E C0 M100 Y0 K0 R220 G23 B111 #DC176F C0 M0 Y100 K0 R255 G236 B0 #FFEC00

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C5 M0 Y70 K0 R243 G234 B104 #F3EA68 C40 M0 Y100 K0 R163 G197 B52 #A3C534 C0 M50 Y100 K0 R231 G136 B36 #E78824 C0 M90 Y10 K0 R221 G62 B114 #DD3E72 C100 M35 Y0 K0 R0 G120 B185 #0078B9

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C100 M40 Y20 K0 R0 G112 B153 #007099 C80 M0 Y20 K0 R0 G174 B196 #00AEC4 C5 M100 Y0 K0 R211 G27 B111 #D31B6F C0 M40 Y100 K0 R236 G156 B30 #EC9C1E C0 M5 Y100 K0 R254 G223 B0 #FEDF00

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C0 M40 Y100 K0 R236 G156 B30 #EC9C1E C50 M100 Y0 K0 R140 G35 B112 #8C2370 C0 M95 Y0 K0 R221 G49 B118 #DD3176 C0 M10 Y90 K0 R251 G214 B51 #FBD633 C100 M30 Y30 K0 R0 G123 B152 #007B98

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C100 M0 Y10 K5 R0 G154 B200 #009AC8 C55 M20 Y0 K50 R71 G102 B129 #476681 C0 M15 Y100 K0 R248 G203 B0 #F8CB00 C0 M60 Y50 K0 R228 G122 B102 #E47A66 C15 M100 Y20 K0 R192 G24 B95 #C0185F

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C20 M100 Y0 K10 R170 G29 B102 #AA1D66 C65 M0 Y10 K20 R68 G159 B181 #449FB5 C100 M0 Y20 K40 R0 G111 B134 #006F86 C0 M25 Y90 K0 R243 G185 B53 #F3B935 C0 M50 Y100 K0 R231 G136 B36 #E78824

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C0 M85 Y0 K5 R214 G74 B126 #D64A7E C70 M100 Y0 K10 R99 G35 B103 #632367 C80 M10 Y20 K0 R10 G159 B185 #0A9FB9 C35 M0 Y100 K5 R167 G194 B45 #A7C22D C0 M15 Y90 K0 R248 G204 B52 #F8CC34

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C0 M25 Y100 K0 R244 G148 B18 #F4B812 C100 M0 Y15 K15 R0 G141 B177 #008DB1 C50 M90 Y0 K15 R122 G53 B108 #7A356C C0 M100 Y80 K5 R206 G19 B53 #CE1335 C40 M0 Y100 K0 R163 G197 B52 #A3C534

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CREATIVE COLOR SCHEMES

CREATIVE COLOR SCHEMES

240 Color Schemes


for Creative Design Projects
The Creative Color Schemes 2 consists of 240 innovative color combinations that are ready to be used in any design project. All these color schemes are fresh, beautiful and impressive. Designers, Illustrators and artists will find this book an indispensable resource of innovative color schemes ideas. The Creative Color Schemes 2, an essential tool to work with colors effectively without an effort. It provides an exciting new way of choosing color schemes for your designs. You can quickly explore all color schemes and easily find the most suitable color scheme for your design project. One of its advantages is that you can experience the personality and feeling of all color schemes before using them.

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9 786169 085508

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