Color Secrets you should know
1. Begin By Picking a “Fave”
Pick a favorite color from your closet, a piece of much-loved art, nature, a fabric or a box of
crayons. It doesn’t matter where the inspiration comes from.
2. Then Look Both Ways
Look both ways is good advice whether you’re crossing the street or choosing hues to go with your “fave”.
This is where the color wheel comes in. The colors that sit to the right and left of your favorite color on the
wheel are analogous. An analogous color scheme is often soothing.
3. Don’t Forget Opposites Attract
Across the color wheel from your favorite hue are its complementary colors. These opposites often
look great together.
4. Intensity 101
The amount of color in a hue is indicative of how intense it is. Colors in a successful palette will match
in intensity—one shouldn’t be too hot and the other washed out. For example, a room in soft pinks would
feel jarring and uncomfortable with the addition of hot pink, which has a lot more pigment in it even though
it still pink.
5. The value of value
Value, the relative lightness and darkness of color, can be another deal breaker when creating a color
palette. You may have created a scheme with three colors that work together (say a triadic scheme of
colors from three points on the color wheel), but the balance is all off.
6. Finally, Don’t Forget Black & White
If you are just wild (or indecisive) by nature and love to mix a whole bunch of colors, don’t forget black
and white. This duo can help connect and ground your mixed bag of colors in a dramatic and effective
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