Learning to Match Colours: The Color Wheel

Learning to Match Colours The Color Wheel

Every man seems to have a certain inability to cream to match colours, there are a few exceptions, it is true, but nothing that reaches the turn statistics. The solution to this evil is simple provided that you are able to devote a few minutes of your life to understand the chromatic circle and some of the ways to create harmony between the colors.

Learning to Match Colours The Color Wheel

What is the Circle Chromatic

It is a simplified representation of the colors perceived by the human eye. Most often he is depicted being sliced like a pizza with 12 pieces, where each of them is represented by a color and these colors are arranged so as to form a spectrum perfect.

There are circles that are more complex than show primary colors, secondary and tertiary separated, as well as the scale of the tones of each one of them, but let us focus on the simplest version for now.

In the triangle of the center we have the primary colors (blue, magenta, and yellow) that generate the secondary colors (purple, green, and orange). In the outer circle we have all the colors, including the tertiary generated from the mixing of the primary with the secondary.

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Know the color wheel and have one always on hand can help you to create combinations of amazing colors that many times you do not even dreamed of making, it is used by artists, designers, consultants of style and a myriad of other professionals to achieve a harmony of colours, perfect, facilitating, and very much, your work.

How to use

We give some basic notions in this post, but delve into the subject in future articles, because the theme gives a lot of cloth to the sleeve!

Harmony monochrome

Is the “tone sur tone” (tone on tone) that has already been explained in this post here, that is, the combination of clothing made with the same color in several different shades. This kind of feature that is loved for those who wish to elongate your silhouette, because the shades are similar, give a uniformity in the visual that make it look more high and, depending on the color, the more slim.

Combinations of analogous colors

Choose a color from the color circle, a color wheel, the neighbor and the right neighbor of the left are analogous to that color and, although not as contrasting, make a combination a little more interesting than the monochrome. Generally use one color as dominant and the other two go in the details.

Combinations with complementary colors

This is what happens when we take the colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel like blue and orange, for example. This type of mixture has a high contrast with interesting results and, at the same time, daring.

Combinations in the triad

Happen when we chose the 3 colors that are equidistant on a circle, a color wheel, creating a mix of vibrant colours such as green, violet and orange, but again, choose a color to be dominant and try to leave the other for the details.

These are just a few options of color coordination in clothing where the color wheel can help you, we will talk about these and other ways to use this tool in the future, and with the most illustrative examples, wait!