Color Theory 103 – Color Harmony

Moving on to lesson three! If you haven’t been following this series you should absolutely click through to Pippin Poppycock’s website and start.

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So we touched upon the basic of how a color wheel is made in lesson 101 and how to make a a gradient and blend in lesson 102.. This week we will look at how to use the wheel to pick complimentary colors.

Here we have the basic 12 hues of the color wheel.

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Lets start with the easiest. The color wheel has 2 sides Warm colors and Cold colors.

Warm colors mix Warm Colors

Cool Colors mix Cold Colors

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Complimentary
colors in theory are those which are directly opposite each other on the wheel. Designers when using (2) complimentary colors tend to use one dominant color for the background and the other to highlight the most important elements.

Complimentary Colors
Here are a few possible combinations

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Analogous
Colors are those colors which lie on either side of any given color. These usually match well and create a serene and comfortable design

Amalogous Colors
Here are a few…

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