Difference between revisions of "Monochromatic color scheme"

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== Paletton usage ==
 
== Paletton usage ==
  
Within the [[Paletton]] application there is the ''Monochromatic (1-color)'' option (without complementary color). The application cretaes only several shades of selected color. You’ll be able to create others — more or less saturated, lighter or darker.
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Within the [[Paletton]] application there is the ''Monochromatic (1-color)'' option (without complementary color). The application creates only several shades of selected color. You’ll be able to create others — more or less saturated, lighter or darker.

Revision as of 05:21, 25 April 2016

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Various shades within a monochromatic color scheme, and their mutual contrast.

Monochromatic (or mono) scheme is a color scheme based on only one, single color tint. It uses only variations (shades) of a single hue, made by altering the saturation and brightness of the base color. Black and white colors are always added, as they in fact are the brightest, resp. the darkest shade of the color.

The result is smooth, elegant, comfortable for eyes, even for very aggressive base color. As there is only a single hue used, the is no clash of colors at all. However, it may be harder to find accents and highlights.

Examples

We can create a monochromatic schemes with very similar, less contrast shades, as well as schemes of high contrast.

Example 1: Warm, bright, medium-contrast scheme
Example 2: Darker, high-contrast scheme
Example 3: Monochromatic scheme example: Light, cold, low-contrast scheme

Paletton usage

Within the Paletton application there is the Monochromatic (1-color) option (without complementary color). The application creates only several shades of selected color. You’ll be able to create others — more or less saturated, lighter or darker.