I began by conducting some research into the colour scheme of differing infographics. This has allowed me to successfully figure out what I personally think is effective and what should be avoided. The colour scheme/ palette in infographics is extremely important and must be thought through very carefully to portray the idea most effectively. I found an article online that clearly explained the process of picking a colour scheme for your infographic and took away some really good points. There are four main points that must always be remembered. Firstly, always stick to two main colours, and never use more than four colours. In this situation, a little goes a long way. Secondly, pick only one or two main colours that are clear and bold and keep the rest as complementary colours (subtle and warm). If you’re tempted to add more colours, don’t give in. It is perfectly acceptable to use more shades instead. Lastly, make sure to provide ample white space so that the eyes stay relaxed and the viewer does not get easily distracted. There are many easy-to-use generators online that will effectively help you to choose a great colour palette with good complementing colours. I have learnt to always remember to relate back to the topic when picking colours and to let your content help you decide. For my process of “how to get into snowboarding” I would like to keep colours to a minimum and am thinking about possibly using grey, blue and yellow or grey, blue and red. I will use different shades of these colours and believe that these will look very effective together. A great website to use when researching colour is: https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/. Below are some examples of colour palettes in infographics that I like.
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