Thursday, August 7, 2014

Color Theory Insights for Your Crafting Projects

Color Theory
I am starting a series of posts on Color Theory. It has been of interest to me, and I think it will be beneficial to you as you create your cards and scrapbook pages.

The color wheel will guide you in the use and combination of colors. It is divided into 12 different pure colors or hues. These are grouped as "Primary", "Secondary", and "Tertiary".

Primary Colors are red, blue and yellow. These are the colors from which all other colors are made. 

Secondary colors are violet, green and orange. They are made by combining 2 primary colors. For example, 
red + blue = violet, blue + yellow = green, red + yellow= orange. 

Primary and Secondary Colors combine to make what are called Tertiary Colors. These include yellow-green, yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, and blue-green.  

Let me show you a few pictures to explain. I cut some paper pieces and placed them around the color wheel so that you can see how the colors interact.


 The beauty of color combinations is really quite amazing. I would love to hear how you have used color theory in your projects!

Check back again soon... We will be discussing warm and cool colors and their impact on your paper craft creations.