Do's & Don'ts: Color

7 Color Mistakes to Avoid

Finding the right palette can be daunting. Steer clear of these common dilemmas.

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<strong>Don't Forget the 60-30-10</strong>

Follow the color principal of 60-30-10 to create an aesthetically pleasing color scheme. Divide your color choices into percentages: 60 percent is a dominant color, 30 percent is a secondary color and 10 percent is the accent color.

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