Colour chords

A colour chord is a spread of harmonious colours which can be used in conjunction with each other to produce appealing designs.

About colour chords

Colour chords are created by first choosing a base colour and then picking a chord type (built on professional colour theory). A spread of colours is then populated and stored in the current palette in the Swatches panel. You can then select from these colours as you design.

Chord types are based on the HSL colour wheel and include:

Panel Preferences To create a colour chord:
  1. (Optional) On the Swatches panel, click Panel Preferences and choose an 'Add Palette' option.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • With no content selected, select a colour using the Colour or Swatches panel.
    • Select page content with the colour you wish to work with. Remember to select the appropriate colour selector on the Colour or Swatches panel.
  3. On the Colour panel, click the Panel Preferences menu and select a chord type from the Add Chord to Swatch pop-up menu.