Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Arthur H. Lee
© 2014 Joshua Rael
Selecting one color can be done with relative ease, but this task becomes more difficult with each subsequent color. Colormoo is an online tool aimed at solving this problem. We implement three algorithms for generating color palettes based off of a starting color. Data is collected for each palette that is generated. Our analysis reveals two of the algorithms are preferred, but under different circumstances. Furthermore, we find that users prefer palettes containing colors that are compatible, but not too similar. With refined heuristics, we believe these techniques can be extended and applied beyond the field of graphic design alone.
Rael, Joshua, "Colormoo: An Algorithmic Approach to Generating Color Palettes" (2014). CMC Senior Theses. 975.
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