A color palette in a architectural construction or design allows the artist to choose a "theme" for their build. The color palette consists of a certain selection of blocks that will often appear on a build.
Creating a color palette
When you're creating a color palette, you have to decide what blocks you mainly want to use for the build. There are some things you need to think about, such as the contrast. Let's say two similar colors are next to each other, you might notice a difference when you're close to it, but when you move further away the difference may be harder to tell. This can also apply to the texture itself.
You also have to look at which blocks fit together in the color palette or when put next to each other and which do not. This means that some blocks could fit in the palette and some could appear out-of-place which you mostly want to avoid.
A color palette consists of multiple blocks, that are usually categorized as:
- Primary color - The main block used for the build.
- Secondary color - other main blocks
- Tertiary, etc...
- Decoration & Detail - additional blocks