Monday, June 8, 2009

Color Choice

What color goes with what color? What will look good with this paper?

Age old questions, hopefully this blog will help.

Primary Colors--are the basic colors from which all other colors are made. The primary colors are blue, red and yellow.

Secondary Colors--are the three colors that are made by mixing two primary colors. The secondary colors are purple, orange and green.

Monocromatic Color--is using various shades and tints of the same color. For example, monocromatic scale of purple would be lt purple to purple to dk purple.

Complementary Colors--are the two colors that are across from each other on a color wheel. Red complements green. Blue complements orange. Yellow complements purple.

If you have a paper that is rich in color try using a cardstock that is one of the lesser used colors in the paper.

For more information on color relationships check out this website:

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