What are semantic colours and how should we use them?


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In this short, Paul Wilshaw takes on the subject of colours, their use and accessibility.
The way you can think about this in every single colour in your design system should have a definition. What does it do? Exactly the same as a button or an icon or some other piece of design colours should do exactly that same thing. And why do we do this? Because colours are used, and with accessibility and colours, they shouldn't be used on their own to define things, but colours do have the impact – the same things as tone of voice or repeatable and functional things that help users to navigate your app, your website, your service, or whatever you're doing.
Colours shouldn't just be abstract, they need a purpose and need to have their own use and place.
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