3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Color Palette 2


Hi there! It’s Bonnie here from Archer and Olive. One of the hardest (but most fun) part about create a new work of art is choosing the right color palette. Since Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens come in 96 different colors, choosing the perfect palette can seem overwhelming. Here are three tips that will help you create the perfect palette for your next piece.

3 Tips for choosing the perfect color palette

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Tip #1: Work with an analogous color scheme

3 Tips for choosing the perfect color palette

Analogous colors are those found next to each other on the color wheel. Choose colors that have a good range of contrast. For this piece, I’m working in various shades of purple. We have a pure purple (#606) which is very dark, a purple on the cooler side of the wheel (#553) which is also in the middle, and a warmer purple (#620) which is very light.  

 

Tip #2: Work with an analogous complementary color scheme

3 Tips for choosing the perfect color palette

Similar to the analogous color scheme, choose colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Add an additional color from the exact opposite side of the color wheel. Use the complementary color sparingly. Again, it’s a good idea to choose some light and dark colors. For this color palette, Im using #346, #277, #133, and #755.

 

Tip #3 Work with a neutral color scheme.

3 Tips for choosing the perfect color palette

Neutral colors are those you don’t find on a traditional color wheel. Whites, black, greys, and browns are all examples of neutral colors. Once you have your neutral colors, choose one color from the wheel, to add a bit of color to your palette. To create this palette, I’m using #992, #373, #990, and #027


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