Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tips:Complimentary Colours

Colours can really be a wonderful starting point when you're having a motivation slump. Complimentary colours are one of those nice combinations that you can rely on. If you choose 2 colours that lay across from each other in the colour wheel, it will generally be pleasing to the eye. One of my favorite complimentary colour combinations is orange and blue. I cannot get enough of it! When I saw this Scenic Route paper from last season I had to have it because of its lovely blue and orange tones. Something to keep in mind, be sure to keep things in the same tone. If you're going with a dark green (say hunter green), it will pair better with a dark red (like crimson). If you're going with an earthy orange or rust, they will look better with an earthier blue. It's important to keep those undertones and brightness in mind when going with that colour selection!

1 comment:

Ann said...

What a great color combo! I love the way you made two similar cards with just a few changes in embellishments. :D