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					How do I know which colors to use?

Let’s start with the Basics…

the Primaries are…

Red… Rojo

Yellow…

amarillo

And …Blue

the secondaries are…

Green…

verdi

Orange ananaranjo

violet violeta

The intermediaries are…

Red-violet… rojo - violeta Red-orange Rojo-anaranjo

Blue green

Blue violet

Yellow orange amarillo anaranjo Yellow green amarillo verdi

Now… how do I know which colors look good together?
Chose one of the five harmony groups

What are the 5 harmony groups?

they are….

1.monochrome

This is also monochrome….

monochrome

and this….

monochrome

monochrome
Definition: One color with different shades and tints To tint a color you add white … to shade a color you add black

2.complimentary
And this is complimentary

…And this is complimentary

Definition: two colors that are opposite from each other on the color wheel

3.Splitcomplimentary
Definition: One color plus the two colors on either side of its opposite

Blue is the base color RO and yo are the split-opposites

This is also an example of a splitcomplimentary harmony

4. Triadic
definition: 3 equally spaced colors

This is a triad also… green orange and violet

5. Analogous
Definition: 2 or more colors between primaries, except both primaries

blue blue-violet violet red-violet


				
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