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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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How to choose colors – complementary

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Today, second method of choosing colors. You can use this knowledge everywhere, where you deal with the colors: clothes, home decor, the color of accessories, colors on the website. Well, there are a lot of possibilities.

In previous post we learnt about monochromatic method, but you may want to use more then one color. So  the next possibility is complementary method. Complementary colors lie opposite each other on the color wheel. So you can join blue and orange, navy blue with yellow, violet with yellow-green, purple with green, pink with aquamarine, red with azure.

I create stringart picture using complementary method:

 

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How to choose colors – monochromatic

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With this post, I want to start a series of choosing colors. You can use this knowledge everywhere, where you deal with the colors: clothes, home decor, the color of accessories, colors on the website. Well, there are a lot of possibilities.


I do not know if you heard about something like a color wheel. It is a palette of colors arranged in a way to help you assess which colors match. There are 12 groups of colors on it, from which you can create countless combinations.
The first and easiest way is to choose colors from one group and move within it. The method is called monochromatic, i.e. differing only in tonality. So if you choose blue, everything will be in this color: light blue, darker and the darkest. Just as in my picture: