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Cynthia Brewer has done a great deal of work in color arrangements, namely for cartography, which can take color blindness into consideration. She has a website which allows you to select from several parameters, including color blindness, to create a limited set of colors for multiple situations: ColorBrewer. The color selection is put in the context of ...


Nice question. Design priorities can help a lot here. Let's say your priorities are (descending order): Communicate the chart lines clearly Make it color-blind friendly Avoid using boring color palettes Here's how I might design for these priorities (you'll have to pick your own way): #1: Use solid, bold, colorful lines for the data, fade the axes ...

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