Tuesday, June 23, 2015

52 Weeks of Color for Quilters :: Complementary Colors Part 2


So last week we learned that Complementary Colors are directly across from each other on the color wheel and we looked at pair made up of Primary and Secondary Colors. This week we're looking at the Complementary pairs made up of Tertiary Colors.


Red-Violet and Yellow-Green (Kona Bordeaux and Chartreuse) and for fun I looked through my stash for fabrics that had both colors represented. This is the same economy block that I used for last week's blocks.


Red-Orange and Blue-Green (Kona Flame Red and Emerald) and another Anna Maria Horner print.


Finally Blue-Violet and Yellow-Orange (Kona Deep Blue and Papaya), this was by far the hardest pair to find together in one fabric! I settled on this Amy Butler print - the yellow isn't really orange enough but it was the best I could do. Van Gogh loved to use these colors together, fabric designers not so much.


Finally I thought it would be fun to look at all six pairs of Complementary Colors together! I love all these bright, true colors together - nothing subtle here ;-) Next week we'll start talking about Neutral Colors, hope to see you then.

Thanks for all the kind comments on this color series - I've had a few no-reply blogger comments so I have no way to send individual thanks to those folks but I wanted to say I appreciate everyone who stops by and takes the time to comment. I'm really enjoying sharing what I know and I'm thrilled that you're enjoying it!

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