Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Color according to Williams

Man.. I should have read her book first.. She has such a great way of simplifying things for the not so savvy designer.... I was able to understand for the first time the Color Wheel. I like the way that she started with the three primary colors and went on to explain where the rest of the color wheel came from and also about white (absence of all color) and black (the combo of all color).

In the color category I think this might be my Wimpiest area!!! I could never see mixing orange and blue.. and then when you get into the crazy triads and split compliment triads. It will probably take me a while to work up to that. I tend to be very conservative. Something that I hope to work through.....

4 comments:

Jerry said...

I agree. I have seen that color wheel lots of times and never knew what to do with the thing.

Karen said...

I came here to comment on combining the colors orange and blue and lo and behold those are the colors on this page! Eureka! It works!

When I told my 11-year-old daughter last week that I was adding some purple to my resume, she proceeded to tell me to use orange and blue with some green accents. Guess I should listen to her!

The Chris said...

I agree with reading Williams first. She totally simplified the color wheel and it really does make sense afterwards. I would have never thought to combine blue and orange but as I was doing laundry I saw that I had shorts and shirts that used blue and orange as the color scheme. after spending the next half hour analyzing and recognizing color schemes ( instead of folding and hanging) it was a "Duh!" moment when I saw how so many of my clothes follow the patterns and principles in the readings. Pretty cool.

djr said...

I wonder how my sister-in-law fits in the wimpy color wheel...her entire house is beige! I call it the beige palace. I guess that Williams has cleared up the myth that white is the absence of all color....I always thought it was beige.

Dan