How to Choose Colors Part V: Being “Complementary”

complementaryAs mentioned in my last post on colors, “Going Monochrome,” I introduced some easy ways for eliminating the stress that you may feel when selecting colors.  I described the Traditional Color Schemes in general, and provided more information about the Monochrome Scheme.

In this post, I’ll introduce you to the Complementary Scheme.

About the Complementary Scheme
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Choosing Colors, Part III – Simple Options

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In Part I  of this Choosing Colors series we learned about the 12 colors of the Color Wheel as well as color harmony. In Part II  we covered Tinting (adding white to a color), Toning (adding gray to a color), and Shading (adding black to a color).

In this installment, we’ll learn some simple ways to use the Color Wheel when choosing colors that will give you great looking coloring projects that are also enjoyable to make. You can use these basic approaches whether you are using markers, pencils, pens, or a combination of any of them. Continue reading “Choosing Colors, Part III – Simple Options”

How to Choose Colors – Part II

In our previous post on how to choose colors for our adult coloring, we introduced the Color Wheel and the concept of color harmony – that with colors you can create a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. I have been finding that the colors I use when coloring can even reflect my mood, and may even help me change my mindset.

Today we will look at a couple of ways to give more meaning to the colors we choose. Continue reading “How to Choose Colors – Part II”