Enhance the beauty of your card with the colour wheel

In response to the many e-mails I received regarding the use of the colour wheel, here is some information to get your started. Store bought colour wheels are designed to make life easier for you. The top piece of cardboard has holes cut into them that highlight what colours work well together. My Colour Me Beautiful tutorial describes how I used the colour wheel when I coloured my image.

Associated Colours

These colours are side by side. To pick these colours out, look at the colour wheel and pick out one colour. Now look on either side of the colour you picked. Those three colours are “associated” and work well together.

Different Shades

Using the same colour, but in different shades, work well together. Another name for using this style together is called monochromatic. Look at the colour wheel and choose one colour. Notice the various shades of one colour.

Opposing Colours

Opposites really do attract. This is one of my favorite ways to use colour. Look at one colour on the wheel and then look at the colour directly across from it. This style is one of my favourite when colouring images as seen in Colour Me Beautiful.

Another way to use the colour wheel

If you look at the colour wheel in my Colour Me Beautiful tutorial, you will see that the main colour I chose sits at the top of the wheel. There are three colours highlighted below. The colour wheel tells me that there are three colours that work well with the top colour.

This information should answer your questions. If you have any comments or questions, please leave them for me and I will be happy to help you out. Listed below are some of my favourite links related to colour:

COLOUR RELATED LINKS

COLOURlovers

Fashion Trendsetter

Kuler

Stamp’n Up Colour Combo

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Posted on : Jul 30 2008
Posted under Tips & Tricks |

7 People have left comments on this post

Jul 30, 2008 - 06:07:47
MarjaSch said:

Thanks Beth for the wonderful wiel and explanation. I ‘m sure it will eb very usefull. Hugs Marja

Jul 30, 2008 - 08:07:28
Kim H said:

This explanation is wonderful! The only question I have is what brand of color wheel do you have? I want the same one as you (WINK)! Thanks for all the ROCKIN information!

Jul 30, 2008 - 10:07:28
Lisa Beaudry said:

Thanks soooo much for the tips! You rock my coloring world!! 🙂

Jun 22, 2010 - 05:06:53
Maryann said:

I´m sorry to tell you, that the link for the Stamp´n Up colorcombo has expired on May 25 this year, so maybe you should remove this again ?
Biiig hugs Maryann


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