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Data Visualization: Design: Color

Best Practices

Colors should be...

  • Logical: follow cultural norms and intuitive norms.
  • Distinguishable: gradients and hues should be clear.
  • Accessible: be aware of common color blindness combos.
  • Necessary: all visual cues should reflect information in your data.

Resources

Color Blindness

Color Blindness Types

Colors by Culture