Building Randoma11y

Building randoma11y started with a question. How many accessible color combinations are there and how many of them are aesthetically pleasing?

There are 131,766,759,467,470 combinations of hex codes. How many of these combinations are accessible? Of those, which ones are visually pleasing?

People are often better at picking colors than they think. Truth be told, most design tools don’t make it easy.

I think that if you show people a number of color bombinations inrapid succession, they can develop instant reactions quite quickly on whether they like them or not. Over time they might start to notice patterns.

While there are many contrast checkers available online or for local development, we were unaware of any that let you cycle through random combinations that fit within the constraint of accessibility.

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