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A Practical Guide To Designing For Colorblind People

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Never Rely On Colors Alone

It’s worth noting that the safest bet is to never rely on colors alone to communicate data. Use labels, icons, shapes, rectangles, triangles, stars to indicate differences and show relationships. Be careful when combining hues and patterns: patterns change how bright or dark colors will be perceived.

✅ Red-/green deficiencies are more common in men.

✅ Use blue if you want users to perceive color as you do.

✅ Use any 2 colors as long as they vary by lightness.

✅ Colorblind users can tell red and green apart.

✅ Colorblind users can’t tell dark green and brown apart.

✅ Colorblind users can’t tell red and brown apart.

✅ The safest color palette is to mix blue with orange or red.

🚫 Don’t mix red, green and brown together.

🚫 Don’t mix pink, turquoise and grey together.

🚫 Don’t mix purple and blue together.

🚫 Don’t use green and pink if you use red and blue.

🚫 Don’t mix green with orange, red, blue of the same lightness.

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