Creating Color Palettes

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A strong visual presentation displays unity through the repetition of multiple elements such as text, images, shapes.  A color palette is also important to the unity of a Keynote or PowerPoint because the color palette shows a cohesive relationship between slides.  Sometimes, slide designers feel creatively challenged when it comes to color.  How can I create an effective color palette?  What colors go well together?  Do these colors go well with my content?  A few important websites can help us answer these questions.

Design Seeds is my favorite color palette website.  An image is the starting point, and from that image, a palette of colors is created.  A slide designer can use a palette from Design Seeds in his or her Keynote presentations.

I’ve created an example of something you might see on Design Seeds:

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Two additional websites for color palettes are Kuler and Colour Lovers.  Which of these color palette websites is your favorite?  How do you create color palettes for your slideshows?

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