There’s a question on this site already about choosing good color palettes when designing for color-blind users. My question is different — it’s about working with colors for an audience with normal color vision.
My boss is color blind. He often wants to generate full color charts and other graphics. When he does this, the result is often comical.
I suggested that rather than selecting the colors himself, he should have some known-reasonable palettes to work from. He said, great, make me some.
I’m a sysadmin, not a designer. So, here I am. 🙂
How can I find good color palettes for my color-blind boss to use in charts and other color-based presentations?
In general, these should be attention-getting and able to color-code for different sometimes-opposing concepts — monochromatic color schemes are less useful. But any set of colors pulled effectively at random from the set should work well together.
Where should I look? Thanks!
You should definitely check out Adobe Kuler.
It’s a place where people can make and upload color schemes and palettes that match in various moods, but the best thing is it comes with a standalone application that has various tools for picking matching colors.
It might help your boss, he can choose one color then the program will pick out other colors for him based on the one he has 🙂