Can you provide a few tips on color combinations?

Can you provide a few tips on color combinations?

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Meenakshi Tripathi September 13, 2016

For the right color combinations it is essential to understand the color wheel that holds the basics of all coloring.

There are 12 colors to start with and now let’s understand how they are basically worked upon.
Firstly there are three Primary colors Red, Blue and Yellow that can be used individually or mixed together to form Secondary colors.  

Then there are Green, Orange and Violet which fall between the primary colors and are called complementary colors as they are combined beautifully to bring out effect with the primary colors. You can use them like- Green and Red, Blue and Orange, Yellow and Purple.

Now come the Intermediate colors which are 6 in number and are made by adding a primary color to a secondary color. They provide softness to the color background and are not vivid as primary or secondary. Mostly used in nature sceneries.

Then colors are also either warm colors (yellow to red) or cool colors(shades of blue)which are used to increase depth and space in the art work.
Lastly comes the adjacent or harmonious colors which are used together to create intensity.

Thus, by using primary, secondary, warm, cool, complimentary and adjacent colors in the right blend can provide your drawing the right color combination.

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