Lisa Charlotte Rost avatar Lisa Charlotte Rost

How to Pick More Beautiful Colors for your Data Visualizations

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Amazingly detailed article about how to best chose colors for visualizations!

This is not the right article for you if you’re trying to find good gradients or shades. But if you need to find beautiful, distinctive colors for different categories (e.g. continents, industries, bird species) for your line charts, pie charts, stacked bar charts, etc., read on.

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    Nate Baldwin avatar Nate Baldwin

    Colorimetry and the Cartography of Color

    A good comparison for interpolation and color spaces is that of cartography and illustrating flight paths. Here we can think of color spaces as being different maps. Interpolations and color steps are essentially the plotting a flight path from one location to another.