April 15, 2021

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Tips On Knowing Your Color Wheels Pt1

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It feels so good to be back again.

I believe by now your wardrobe or closet is in perfect order. By the way, just in case you’re wondering what is she referring to kindly check out my last post to know.

Today we’ll be discussing color wheels. And this topic will be in parts and this will be Part 1…Are you ready???

Colour is so important in our everyday life. Over the years, colors have been used widely across cultures and regions either symbolically, or emotionally.
For some, colors trigger certain memories of events and happenings in their lives. And for another color can be a reflection of their mood.

Using and experimenting with color helps to train your mind, broadens your perceptive, and also help you understand the human emotion.
Everyone (fashion designer, an artist, hairstylist, a painter, etc) needs color in their day to day activities, and understanding our color wheel will go a long way in making things easier for us.

Please note that it doesn’t matter how expensive your wardrobe is, if you don’t understand how to marry the colors in your outfit well, then it is totally unnecessary.

Let’s talk about the color wheel
A color wheel is the basis of color theory which shows the relationship between colors. A quick definition of colour theory. Colour theory is the skillful combination of art & science used to ascertain what color looks good together. In other words, if you want color combination pleasing to the eye, to the mind & senses, use color theory.

This is a broad topic & I intend to take my time to explain the basics to you so that when we dive into the main subject, it becomes easy. If you have any questions, don’t forget to hit the comment session below.

Short break over let’s continue…lol

The Colour wheel was invented by Sir Isaac Newton in 1666 who mapped the color spectrum into a circle.
We have the following color wheels:
Primary colors or basic colors which includes; red, yellow & blue.

The secondary colorsĀ which includes; Green, Orange & Purple

The tertiary colors which includes; Yellow-orange, Yellow-green, Blue-purple, Blue-green, Red-orange, Red-purple.

Note: Primary colors make up secondary colors while the combination of secondary color make up the tertiary color

I’ll stop here for today. In the next article, we’ll look into the color combination, color theory & structure, & color harmony.

Till then you can read up the articles & everything you’ve learned to use

Don’t forget to share & also drop a comment or question(s) in the comment session below.



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