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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Some thoughts on color blocking...




As a fine artist, everyday I have to deal with color theory and understand the use of color in a effective way...it has been a very useful tool when it comes to my fashion design. And since, this season is full of color blocking, let me share some thoughts about color.

We all know our primary colors: red, blue and yellow; and our secondary colors: green, purple and orange. When color blocking, I usually pair a primary color with its subsequent secondary color, for example: blue and orange...I might include a neutral color such as black or white (remember these two are know in the artistic field as neutrals, thus grey is a neutral too). Sometimes, I use analoguos colors (colors that are next to each other in the color wheel), for example: red, orange and yellow... Another way to group colors, is by temparature and saturation, so you can choose groups of cool colors, muted colors, hot colors (hues), and so on.

In any event, a color wheel (as shown here) is a great tool to apply color correctly and easely... you can buy one at any art supply store...or download one from the internet...so there you go!, that is my approach to color...!

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