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How to join colors – summary

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Today some summary for maching colors. You can use this knowledge everywhere, where you deal with the colors: clothes, home decor, the color of accessories, colors for the website. Well, there are a lot of possibilities and we will meet some simple rules based on color wheel.

  1. monochromatic

In this method you use colors differing only in tone, for example only one  color (light, normal and dark blue), as on my picture:

2. complementry

You may join colors that lie opposite each other, see the picture ith color wheels.

3. split-complementary

Join colors that lie opposite each other, but are separated by one color

4. analogous

In this method we use tree adjacent colors.

5. equilateral triangle

Colors that form an equilateral triangle, that is, separated by three adjacent colors, match well.

6.  rectangualy

We create a rectangle, in which the shorter side is made of colors separated by one between them.

7. pentagonal

We can combine every second or third color on the wheel. I do not like the large number of colors in my image and I usually use three or four different colors. If I introduce the fifth one, it is usually only a lighter or darker version already used one. Therefore here is no sample of my picture.


8. side-complementary

Here we use colors that lie against each other inaccuratel, for example green-pink.

9. squarely

Colors forming a square, in this case every third one on acolor wheel. And here I also have no examples among my pictures.


Additional rules:

  • In the Internet you can find more detailed color wheel with more color sections, but the rule is the same.
  • My mother always said, that colors that we can meet next to each other in nature match.
  • Neutral colors, what we can join in all other and with themselves are following: black, white, grey.
  • Do not afraid to try new color combinations. 🙂


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How to choose colors – anaogous

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Today is another post about choosing colors according to the color wheel. The method tells us to join analogous colors, what are next to each other. This is my one of the favorite method and I created a lot of pictures based on it. There are joining whta I like more or less. For example, when you see my pictures, you may notice, that red-orange-yellow or orange-yellow-green I use quite often, but red-orange-pink very rarely. This is simple. Every rule must be passed through your own preferences so that it is in harmony with you. 🙂

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How to choose colors – split-complementary

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Today is another post about choosing colors according to the color wheel. The method of today is called split-complementary. It consists in the fact that the matching colors form a triangle, where in the base we have two colors separated by one, opposite the upper apex. It will be easier to explain it using a picture palette with a triangle marked. Honestly, this is not my favorite combination of colors and I rarely use it, or maybe even not at all.


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Optimist / pesimist and action taking

Today I read an interesting article about optimists and pessimists. Well, scientists from the Institute of Technology in California (Catech) conducted research related to the way of thinking and taking action.
The subjects had 1 second to memorize the sequence, 15 seconds to plan their movements in advance, and then only 10 seconds to complete the task. In subsequent trials, the subjects received money for taking part in the research depending on the result. First, $ 5 for the success or loss of $ 1 for the mistake, then the reverse, and the last trial in both cases for $ 5. As a result of magnetic resonance imaging, it turned out that those who had a positive attitude and believed that they would go well, their brain worked harder to success. On the other hand, in pessimists, their brain worked harder on conservatively, avoiding defeat. In both cases, the amount of compensation and / or loss played had a smaller role than could be expected.
Well, it came to my mind that although I consider myself optimistic and usually look for positives, these are situations in which I behave conservatively. That was a big surprise for me. And how is it with you, write in the commentary 🙂