They are always in the shadow of the primaries. No matter what they do, they will never be standing next to the ones on the top. The primaries are simply more unique, and they are necessary for the secondaries to have life.
Yes, we are talking about the color wheel. The primaries (red, yellow and blue) are the root to every other color. They are the purest of colors. They rule the kingdom.
So, I thought I would give a little attention to those hidden secondaries. The forgotten, and still so important, bright and lovely colors.
|Green and orange together.|
In this case I have picked out orange, purple and green for my project.
I have knitted with orange and green with great success before as you can see on the photo.
Two colors that not normally would have joined and created harmony.
And color harmony is the thing here. If you use secondary colors for a project you will get harmony in your color use. The color wheel is in fact the best tool ever for color inspiration and harmonisation of colors.
I cannot wait until my striping in purple and orange is done. I think my green yarn will make a lot of difference when it is added. I am knitting a new scarf from my recently published design, Colorize.
So, how to you use colors? Do you choose for comfort or do you try out different ones? Or is color just too complicated?
Turn your face to the sun and the shadow will fall behind you