With a staff of 120, our small team of graphic designers was not able to review every graph and presentation that went out the door. I was tasked with providing architects a way to intelligently and consistently use color across everything they created.
The effort included surveying current color use across the office and researching color theory in relation to data visualization.
An interactive Adobe document released to the office includes a range of Google Material colors, suggestions for usage, and examples of good color usage for different scenarios.
Diverging palettes, which part from a central neutral color into two opposing ends, create intuitive graphics for quick, easy reading.