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Creative Color Coordination

 

Creating personalized flower arrangements for your home is a wonderful way to express yourself and bring beauty into a room. But, creating the right combination of colors can be daunting. There are four basic color scheme definitions and knowing a little about each will definitely help you as you think out what colors will make create the perfect spotlight for the room you are planning to put your arrangement in. Of course, the first thing you should select are the types of flowers that you want which will dictate to some degree the colors that you chose. A color wheel is a great tool to have as you sit and plan out your wedding.

 

Related or monochromatic colors -This is one of the easiest schemes to create because it takes one color and uses various hues of that same color, such as pale pink, pink, red, dark red. You can prevent this scheme from looking bland by mixing up the types of flowers that you are using within the arrangement. This will help create diversity and great eye appeal as well as keeping with the related theme.

Complimentary Colors – These are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Examples are yellow and violet or red and green. If you think about it, a lot of what we think of as traditional holiday colors are just complimentary colors on the color wheel. You can even take this a step further and use some eliments of the Monochromaic scheme and give a wide variety of visual appeal by using various hues of your complimentary colors.

Triadic Colors – This scheme is a little more difficult and consists of using three colors on the color wheel that appear in equal distance to each other. Or form the shape of a triangle as shown in the image. They don’t compliment each other and may be more difficult to work with. An example of triadic colors would be blue, yellow and red, or purple, orange and green.

Discordant Colors – This color scheme is one of the most difficult to put together and is best left to the professionals. It is made up of two sets of complementary colors. It takes great skill to put these together without ending up with a clash of color

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