Monday, January 16, 2017

Color Harmony

Last Week, I posted about the basics of color theory.  The next step is color harmomy.
Color Harmony is arranging color schemes that look good together.

Complimtary colors are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. They offer a lot of contrast and really make the other color pop.

Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side. They can be very similar to each other. Usually one  colors dominates, one is a supports, and one is an accent.

A triadic color scheme is colors that are evenly spaced around the wheel. They tend to be very vibrant and balanced.

split-complementary colors are similar to complimentary colors. It's uses a base colors and the two colors next to its opposite or complimentary color.

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  1. These are great tips that can help on our next painting project. I never know how to choose paint colors.

  2. It surprises me how much science there is behind color