The Bad Design Topic

Y’know, ghib
you’re wrong.
Denying that blue and orange is a good colour scheme is basically denying colour theory.

Orange and blue are opposites on a colour wheel, making them complimentary colours.

you posted that “Standard Blue” and “Standard Orange” don’t look good together. i can understand that statement, because your examples aren’t exactly opposites, but they do still work well together.

and also how did you get photos of my hands?


Contrary to the vernacular, two colors being complementary doesn’t mean that they look good together. Complementary colors are colors that cancel each other out. Magenta and lime are complementary colors.
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I wouldn’t say they look particularly good, though.

Complementary colors are colors that have the greatest contrast, because they are on opposite sides of the color wheel - but they don’t automatically look good together.


On the other hand, a perfectly reasonable color combination of opposites is purple and yellow.


:purple_square: :yellow_circle: :nauseated_face: :face_vomiting:


Listen to Winger. He inherited my graphic design skills to an extent.

I work with colors on a regular basis. I’ve even worked with orange and blue in logo design. Both colors can coexist, but both colors cannot coexist in their standard appearance and be the majority of color present. It just doesn’t work.

I recently designed a vector of a 3D printer that is standard orange with a blue screen. There the primary colors are orange and black, with an excessive amount of grey highlights, and only the small screen was blue. It worked because the blue was a small detail added to a palette where the only vibrant color was orange.

One important thing you have to understand is the color wheel is a liar. Its guidelines may appear to be taken as they are, but if you don’t know what you’re doing with them, you will end up with a repulsive mess, like what Winger demonstrated. And yet any color combination can work depending on the setting and the design. One color combination that gives me more of a migraine than the one above is base red and base blue, especially if they overlap, but watch as they become based red and based blue in this design:

It’s all how you use it.

Slightly more on topic: you know what design isn’t bad? the boards! I really love the UI and the instant messaging format they’ve got going here, it’s fantastic. Makes it feel less and less like a forum every time I use it.


The only bad thing about the board’s UI is modern theme. Please just use classic.

You just need a tongue connector.

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I’ll accept my formal genius award in five minutes.
wait why are there sirens


Tell that to the G1 Constructicons, The Incredible Hulk, The Joker and that one horrifying dinosaur


and pony

as I have said before:


This appears to be lime and something closer to indigo than magenta.

ok, this one actually is lime and magenta

so I dug about, and the only joker who wears magenta is Cesar Romero alias the only good live action Joker and I think I’ll let it speak for itself


see this is why you’re a candidate for my blocked list