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🎨 Selecting a Color Palette

Today’s crafter jam sesh focused mostly on selecting a color palette. We’d previously discussed having some kind of process where community folks could submit palettes, and those palettes could be loaded into the XQST pixel editor to experiment with.

We decided during the session, let’s just choose the palette based on what feels right to those of us who showed up today! No time like the present.

Part of the reason to make a decision when we were together synchronously is we noticed async conversations and planning are difficult to focus—unless we’ve got a fairly well designed (read: constrained) collaborative game to play. While we could spend time designing a collaborative palette selector game, we could also just pick the palette and speed up the time it will take to actually play on canvas 2 together. We opted for the latter.[1]

If you’re interested in reading the chat, it’s all available in the #workshoppe-chat channel, starting at 3:01pm CST 1/21/22.

We talked color theory, we shopped around on for our favorite palettes with less than 16 colors, and we ended up with our top 3, which @aaz captured nicely here:

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Ultimately we went with Bubblegum 16

Bubblegum 16 Palette

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