First installment in this series - Monochromatic Color Harmony
Second installment in this series - Complementary Color Harmony
Third installment in this series - Analogous and Triadic Color Harmonies
Fourth installment in this series - Cool and Warm Color Dominance
Fifth installment in this series - Split Complementary, Tetradic and Square Color Harmonies
1 - Cool Colors Dominance Harmony
In a Cool Colors Dominance harmony we use colors that have a cool quality. These include blues, violets and greens.
This color harmony is useful to express feelings of cold or remoteness. It is also useful to represent scenes where you want the elements to recede away from the viewer and appear distant.
2 - Notes:
Creating a Cool Color Dominance Harmony does not mean there are no warm colors in the image. It only means that cool colors dominate.
3 - Warm Colors Dominance Harmony
In a Warm Colors Dominance harmony we use colors that have a warm quality. These include reds, oranges and yellows.
This color harmony is useful to express feelings of warmth and comfort. It is also useful to represent scenes in which you want the elements to move towards the viewer and appear to be close by.
4 - Notes:
Creating a Warm Color Dominance Harmony does not mean there are no cool colors in the image. It only means that warm colors dominate.
5 - Exercises
6 - Continuing Your Studies
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In the next, and last, essay in this series we will look at the Split Complementary, the Tetradic and the Square color harmonies. Stay tuned!
Alain Briot - NPN 2054
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