Color Interaction: Julia Midkiff

bed-sheet-patterns-2

The high contrast between the red and green creates a clear diagonal yet also floral sort of design. Found at:  fabric-textile-design.blogspot.com

In this pattern, we see a complex floral-like design that utilizes various values of green, red, yellow, which are the main hues, and an off-white color. There is an analogous color interaction between the red and yellow, as they are near each other on the color wheel, which creates high contrast between the green. Also, as red and green are complementary colors, there is further enhancement of the red against the green. Although most of the colors are very bright and highly saturated, the bright colors are placed next to a different or darker color so that all o the lines and shapes in the design are clearly visible. In other words, if the light green clover shape was not surrounded by dark green, it would probably be very hard to see. This use of differing value in the colors also applies to the use of yellow and off-white to enhance the red shapes. The brightness of the light green and the heavy use of red creates  warmer temperature in the pattern, even though green tends to be associated with cool colors. If a touch of blue or purple was added into the green part of the design, it would likely have a lower temperature to contrast the high temperature of the red and yellow.

 

 

This entry was posted in 336 Blog, Color Interaction. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s