Color Harmonies

Posted by Artpainting Staff 26/10/2016 0 Comment(s)


Bases on the wheel, there are a few basic rules to match colors and they are actually pretty simple. Before you start you painting, the harmonies color must be understand to make the art paint beautiful.




Complementary Colors 



The complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other on the wheel. For example red and green, and blue and orange. Complementary colors are not suitable for text because it create high contrast. You can use complementary colors to stand out something.  Ideally, choose one color as a background and the other as accents.




Split Complementary Colors



The split-complementary takes one color and matches it with the two colors adjacent to its complementary color. Three colors in split-complementary are blue, yellow-orange and red-orange. The split-complementary color are good for beginners because it difficult to mess up.




Analogous Colors



The analogous colors are three colors next to each other on the wheel. They usually match well and create comfortable designs. For analogous colors, you must choose one color to dominate, a second to support and third color as an accent. Examples of analogous color are yellow, yellow-orange and orange.




Triadic Colors



The triadic colors are any three colors that are equally apart on the color wheel such as red, yellow and blue. Triadic colors also create high-contrast but more balanced than complementary colors. To use triadic colors, the colors must be carefully balanced. Let one color dominate and use the two others for accent.




Tetradic Colors / Rectangle Colors



The tetradic color uses four colors together into two complementary pairs. The tetradic color works best if you let one color be dominant.