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All About Color
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Red, Yellow and Blue
In traditional color theory, these are the 3 pigment colors that can not be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. All other colors are formed from these 3 hues.
Green, Orange and Purple
These are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.
Yellow-orange, Red-orange, Red-purple, Blue-purple, Blue-green and Yellow-green.
These are colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. This is why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.
More on Color Theory...
Color Value is a term that refers to how light or dark a color is.
Shades are created by adding varying amounts of black to a color to make the hue darker.
Tones are created when gray is added to colors. Adding gray results in colors that are less intense versions of pure colors.
Tints are created by adding white to a pure color to make it lighter.
Dominant colors are the first colors that we notice. These colors are ones that stand out more among the rest. Color dominance is complicated, it depends on the overall combination of your fabric selections.
Some guidelines that will help you predict how all of your fabrics will interact with each other are:
Pure colors are more dominant in a design than toned colors containing gray.
Warm Colors Advance
Warm colors, on the right of the color wheel, are more dominant than the cool colors on the left side of the color wheel.
Dark and Light Colors
Darker patches are usually more noticeable than light patches, so they can be used to define -- but remember that color warmth can step in and make the darks recede.
Extremely light fabrics used as random, infrequent accents can move forward in the design, making them more noticeable than the darks.
Neutrals are very weak colors that allow other colors to move forward in a design. Quilters often use neutrals for backgrounds or in other areas of the quilt they want to be less noticeable. Variations of white, gray and beige are considered neutral, and so is black when it acts as a backdrop for vibrant colors.