To Stay Away From
Visual Examples Of What Not To Do With Color
The best decision as a beginner is to stick to only a few colors. Less is more! Keep to about 3-4 brand colors. If you feel like your color palette is still lacking, try utilizing various shades of your chosen colors.
Too Many Colors
Using overly vibrant colors will effect readability for users. Use high contrasting colors which help the users easily read.
Overly Bright Colors
Readability is everything in typography, but even more important is the color contrast you use in your work. Keep a note on that.
Lack Of Contrast
Gradual smooth gradients look cleaner and work well with designs. Don't commit the crime of adding a hard edge in gradients.
Obey 60, 30, 10 Rule all the time.
Break the rules when needed.
Traditional design rules and guidelines are beneficial, but sometimes the guidelines provided by the industry shouldn't restrict you to create the design you want to create.
Sticking To The Rules
This is a palette using color knowledge
This is a palette using a color generator
Color generators are cool and can be useful, but they are not always 100% practical. Avoid generators and try learning about color psychology and theory.
Relying On Color Generators
So, how does color affect