A color scheme (or palette) helps you create a certain look.
It'll also allow you to express a specific mood, be it vibrant, exciting or calm/meditative.
The best explanation I could find is this video from Sarah Renae Clark:
Now that you've watched the video, here are some sites where you can find great color palettes:
coolors.co - probably the best known resource out there. You can press the space bar on your keyboard or click the "Generate" button on the screen, and it will spit out random color palettes for you.
But wait: It gets even better: if you like a certain color, but would like to see other combinations based on that color, you can lock it and ask the tool to generate a new palette based on that color.
canva.com is one of the most versatile design resources out there. While it's not primarily focused on color palettes it has a great color palette tool. You can find palettes based on different keywords like this:
It has another awesome feature: you can upload an image and it will generate palettes based on it.
https://colorhunt.co/ - Tons of color palettes! You can start with the ones featured one the home page, search for a specific color you have in mind, OR, if you're feeling adventurous, click on the Random button at the left side of your screen and go with whatever pops up.
The search function will allow you to find palettes based on a season, mood, temperature, or whatever else comes to mind.
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