Using Monochromatic Color Themes In E-Learning Design #397

Using Monochromatic Colors in E-Learning #397: Challenge | Recap

The design elements you choose play a significant role in the visual voice of your course, with color being the most fundamental. But with so many color options, choosing a color theme can feel overwhelming!

So how do you know where to start or which colors to include? One way is to keep things simple by using a monochromatic color theme.

What are Monochromatic Color Themes?

Monochromatic color themes are composed of a single hue or base color with various tints, tones, and shades of that color. It is minimalistic yet powerful and can be used to create a unified and stylish look. 

Using a Single Color for Your E-Learning Courses

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How to Create a Monochromatic Color Theme Using Tints and Hues

Monochromatic color themes use a single color that can be used in various shades and tints, giving your course an effective, cohesive look. Here's one way to create a monochromatic color theme using tints and hues.

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By using shades and tints of a single color, course designers can create a sense of balance and harmony in their course design, which can help to make the course more visually appealing and effective. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that shows how monochromatic colors can be used to design e-learning templates. Your entry can be static design comps or interactive.

If you have time, try to include at least six slides to show how the colors will be used across different types of content. For examples of common e-learning slides, check out the course starter challenge.

Related Challenges

Here are some related challenges to help you get started.

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start your own thread and share a link to your published example.
  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dive into this week's color challenge, check out the creative glossary interactions your fellow challengers shared over the past two weeks:

Custom Glossary Examples for E-Learning

Custom Glossary Examples RECAP #396: Challenge | Recap

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The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article.

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