I can't believe it is my first post of October. I just completed Colour Analysis in my class and wanted to share with you guys. It is important to do the Analysis because colours are basic part of our lives and if you know them properly it helps you in your overall fashion sense in different kinds of look,as you know what goes with what so that it looks good for the eyes.
Colour Wheel :-
We start with our basic Colour wheel and to know the Primary colours, Secondary Colours and Tertiary Colours.
Primary Colour- P
Secondary Colour- S
Tertiary Colour- T
Colour Basics :-
Hue - Hue is basic colour as in the PURE colour. Colour in its actual form. Eg. Red , Blue, Green, etc.
Tints - Tint is when you add white to the Hue to get lighter effect.
Shades - Shade is when you add black to the Hue to get darker colour.
T i n t <==== Hue ====> S h a d e
Colour Schemes :-
For a Monochromatic look
1. Monochromatic Scheme - It is using a hue and its tints and shades together. Eg. As above mix the hue,tints and shades of red in a look. I had once tried a monochromatic look in blue- Here . It has a very soothing effect and balanced look but lacks contrast.
2. Analogous Scheme - Here we take a colour as a dominant colour and take the two adjacent colours to enrich the dominant colour.Eg. Below we take Orange as Dominant colour and Red-Orange and Yellow-Orange to enrich it. It is richer then monochromatic but also lacks contrast.
For a Colour Blocked look
3. Complementary Scheme - It is use of two colour from a colour wheel. Taking a dominant colour and exactly opposite colour to it in the colour wheel to bring out the highlights. This scheme has strong eye-catching contrast but harder to balance.Eg. The classic Red and Green.
4.Split Complementary Scheme - This is a a further transformation of Complementary. We take a a Dominant colour and we take adjacent colours to its colour wheel's opposite colour. Eg. If we again take Red as dominant colour then we take Yellow - Green and Blue - Green which are adjacent to Green.
5.Triadic Scheme - Just form a Equilateral triangle on the colour wheel to get this colour scheme. It is not as contrasting as complementary and is difficult to manage.Eg. Below- Red, Blue and Yellow.
6. Tetradic Scheme - Also known as Double Complementary Scheme. These are Two pairs of Complementary colours put together so we have 4 colours. It offers most variety in terms of colour but it is hardest to balance. Eg. Below- Red and Green & Yellow-Orange and Blue-Purple.
We need to also understand that each colour represents different emotions,moods, environment and even meaning of the colour differs in different regions. Eg: Red means anger,love,passion,youth,romance,harvest,vigour,etc.
Also like White is used in marriage celebration in some cultures but here in India its mainly used as mourning colour.
I hope this has been useful!!
Enjoy the splash of colour in your wardrobe!! :)