Some might say spot coloring is tacky. I felt the same way at one point or another. However, that is because I was only seeing it done wrong. Seemingly, I’ve found if executed appropriately, spot coloring can be quite appealing and almost satisfying. It only works when you have a subject with an interesting, vibrant coloring. The point is to exaggerate it by turning the photo black & white with good contrast, then masking the color you want to reveal. The point is to deliberately juxtapose. Hater’s gonna hate, though. Meanwhile, if you are spot coloring something in a photo that is insignificant and not the subject or doesn’t have interesting color, it just won’t work.