Which Colors Where – Coloring with the Assistance of the Color Wheel

100 Mandalas Color WHeelTechnically, the color wheel “is an abstract illustrative organization of color hues around a circle that shows relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors etc.”

Creatively, the color wheel can unify your coloring efforts, reduce the anxiety of color choice, and assist you in achieving a harmonious final piece of art and effort.

In other words, the color wheel can help you make your adult coloring pages look good. Intentional. Like you knew what you were doing. Even if, perhaps, the process was a bit random at the time.

100 Mandalas has a wonderful article on the basics of what the color wheel is, what it does, and how you can use it to create your own color combinations. The accompanying illustrations are all of the same design, with only the color combinations changed, so they illustrate each concept quite clearly.

While the color wheel cannot help the fact your marker set has an abundance of fluffy pinks to the detriment of a lusciously dark, poisoned apple red, understanding which colors resonate with others, and which combinations will appear pleasant to the majority of the population gives you the control to manipulate your audience …

Ahem …

What the Curator Prime means to say is: you may use the power of the color wheel to imbue your art with style as well as emotion.

Which is what any art is truly about – how you feel when you create and what someone feels when they receive that creation.

Highly recommended reading by Curator Prime, who favors blues and purples, and is just not fond of orange, despite its complementary association with blue.


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