Color Wheel inspiration


Today the color wheel inspiration continues. It’s been a fun week seeing all the different ideas on using the color wheel. I have an architecture and design background so learning about color was a big part of my undergrad degree. I remember one class where we learned about the psychology behind colors. What does that even mean? It means that colors can make you feel a certain way just by surrounding yourself with them. So cultures use this a lot. I found this amazing chart on Pinterest that explained the colors and the feelings they can evoke.

The psychology of color...very interesting...light pink for me-too sentimental(very true): The psychology of color...very interesting...light pink for me-too sentimental(very true)

I’ve created two cards for you today. Both cards are the exact same design, but two different color schemes. Here they are.

Color wheel week

Materials you’ll need:

Here is what you’ll need:

Tombow MONO Adhesive Permanent

Tombow Foam Tabs

Tombow ABT Markers

Tombow Aqua liquid adhesive 

Cardstock

Patterned paper

punches

Full card die

Let’s get started!

I chose tertiary colors: These are the colors in between the primary and secondary colors. See the chart below.

A better explanation than I've ever gotten from a teacher or book. This could be the wiki for color theory: Why do some color schemes work, and others don’t?: A better explanation than I've ever gotten from a teacher or book. This could be the wiki for color theory: Why do some color schemes work, and others don’t?

For the first card I used shades of Blue Green. The feeling this should evoke is positive, peaceful, calming or confidence.

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The second card I went bold with Red Orange. Shades of red are hot, energizing, warmth or romance.

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Do you feel the difference by looking at them? I actually do and I love that! If I can make something that brings someone a certain kind of feeling that makes me smile. Send a card to a loved one with bold red, oranges and earth tones or a sympathy card with blues and purples. They will feel it through your creation. So fun!

Color wheel week

What will you make today with all this Color Wheel knowledge? I’m excited to see more tomorrow and to make more Color Wheel inspired projects. Go get crafty!

LM_2015

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