Turn up your color adjustment, just a bit. By using certain combinations, you can take your embroidery from ordinary to stunning.
There is a real science to color theory, and these samples will show you why some colors work so well together.
Monotone Color Theory
blend well for shading or to achieve an overall tone. That gives a more natural
feeling to the 3D
Organza Owl from Ananda’s
Secondary Color Theory
of bright green, orange, and purple work well together. That is why you see
them so often in Halloween projects like Crazy
Spooky Halloween Blocks 2 from Molly
like oranges, reds, and purples work so well together because they are
side-by-side on the color wheel.
Bag from Erina’s
Designs really pops with bright
Heirloom Embroidery uses adjacent
colors to blend beautifully in their Decorative
opposite sides of the color wheel complement each other. That is why teal and
coral are beautiful together, like Molly
Mine’s pretty Crazy
Quilt Series 4, Part 3.
Quilt Hawaiian Summer block from Ananda’s
Divine Designs combines the best of all color
theory. Analogous colors of blues and green as well as complementary
combinations of yellows and blues/purples.
Of course, bright colors are pretty on white but they really pop on
black, which gives them a neon-like
quality like the Rose
Kreative Kiwi combined a contrasting background middle block with analogous colors in their Quilt Swirls 11 block.
These tips will help you make your projects bright and bold.
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