The Color Wheel Goes Round and Round

Have you ever seen a color wheel?  Why should I care about a color wheel? So what? Well, the simple principles of the color wheel are:  that red, yellow and blue are primary colors. The secondary colors happen when you mix the primary colors together. Confused yet? Red and yellow make orange. Red and blue make purple (violet). Yellow and blue make green. The tertiary colors are when you blend the secondary colors with their neighbors. Take a breath. Opposite colors on the color wheel are “complimentary”. That means that if you are buying artwork for a specific color scheme, you can exhale because it will work. When you are buying artwork this will help place it in your environment so it will be seen to its best advantage. Go to and click on portfolio page 6. “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” is a good example of how complimentary colors can have the maximum impact.  Buying artwork is a personal thing. We feel that you should have some kind of emotional response to artwork you purchase and want to see every day.

Stephanie and Natalie


~ by theartistspaintbox on September 20, 2010.

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