Color Your World
So I guess it’s only natural for me to end up playing with color for the rest of my life. Let’s have a little fun, and I’ll teach you some basics about color schemes! Most people know the primary colors: red, yellow and blue. They form a triangle on the color wheel if you were to use your finger to join each one. Most people also know that by mixing primary colors together, you get the secondary colors: green, orange and purple. There are many ways to use and combine colors into designs that are pleasing to most people. The first type of color scheme is called monochromatic. This simply means “1 color.” That means the room’s design is mostly neutrals with varying shades of one color. (Example: Grey, White, Navy, and Pale Blue.) Another color scheme is called complementary. This means that two opposite colors on the wheel are great friends! They go well together. (Example: Purple with Yellow, or Lime with Fuschia.) Another type of color scheme would be called a split complementary. Find two opposites on the color wheel, then choose one of those colors to grab their neighbors. (Example: Yellow, with Red-Violet and Blue-Violet.) There are more, but I’m guessing you don’t care about color as much as I do! So I will stop there. Artists and designers use more technical color wheels to guide them in their work. That might look like this instead of the more basic one above.
I know a girl….she puts the color inside of my world. ~ John Mayer
Everyone in my family knows that I love color. When Jake was a baby, I taught him the colors before I taught him anything else. We even used Pantone flashcards when he was a toddler! I did a giveaway a few years back of this very set of Pantone color cards! My sister gave me this beautiful necklace for my birthday one year! It is my favorite necklace, and I still wear it a lot. Now that you know more about color, see if you can tell what is incorrect about my color wheel necklace….no hints from me!
“I’ve never met a color I didn’t like.”
~ Dale Chihuly