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Happy Hues

Happy Hues is a fun color resource perfect for website designers or any project requiring a color palette. The resource offers a curated collection with about 17 pre-selected color schemes. Visitors can explore these different schemes by clicking the "Try changing the palette!" button at the top of the site, or by selecting palettes along the left-hand side of the site (accessible by selecting "Toggle palettes") to bring up a page for that palette. On each palette page, users can click the "Toggle section colors" button to bring up that palette's hues, with color names provided in hex code for easy use. As users scroll down the landing page, the resource begins by introducing visitors to basic color concepts, including: hue, tint, and saturation. Next, the site delves into the psychology of color, discussing the ways primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) make people feel. For example, red is described as "a very emotionally and visually intense color that can actually have a physical effect on people by raising their metabolism, respiration, heart rate," while yellow is associated with a wide range of feelings from "happiness" to "anxiety." Secondary colors (green, orange, and purple) get similar treatment, as do the neutral colors white and black. Happy Hues was created by designer Mackenzie Child in 2019, using the free website builder Webflow.
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