Learn to Take a Complement
Stuck in a rut with the same old color combos? Shake things up by taking a note from art class and sneak a peek at the good ol’ fashion color wheel.
While many times we gravitate to some go-to palettes, it’s nice to mix things up by using complements. If you drew a straight line through the middle of the wheel, it would go through a color and its complement.
The main pairs of complementary colors are as follows: red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and purple. Within these couples, however, there are so many shades to choose from. For example, blue and orange could be represented by a beautiful cobalt and peach. Or red and green could be a bright, happy pink and lime.
Apples, Peaches, Pears, and Grapes
Paul Cézanne (1879-80)
Whether you’re decorating a room, starting a painting, or making a new craft, a great way to change things up is to try some unexpected color combinations. So pick a pair and start exploring!
Purple and yellow room: