Elegant Eggplant and Its Complement

Posted by on February 12, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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Elegant Eggplant, the Shade of the Violet Color Group, is directly opposite the Yellow Color Group’s Hue, Daffodil Delight, on the Color Wheel and the Real Life Color Coach Color Charts. I didn’t want to use plain card stock (stamping on it would be too busy for this design), so I picked a sheet of one of the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper offerings, Perfectly Artistic (free with a $50 product order through March 31st or while supplies last). The design is marbled Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, which is an Analogous pair, so it’s great in a Complementary color scheme.

I had been calling the Yellow colors Split or Semi-Split Complementary, but I just created a new term: Complementary Plus. This term encompasses Complementary-Analagous and the like as well. It’s less cumbersome, don’t you think? I may have to add a section of my terms to the Real Life Color Coach Fact Sheet, but I’ll re-post it when I do.

Elegant Eggplant is a nice deep Shade of Violet. It is a darker Shade, so the brightness of Daffodil Delight by itself emphasizes that in the Complementary scheme. Mixing in Crushed Curry, the Hue of the Yellow-Orange Color Group, gives Daffodil Delight a bit of lowered intensity and allows the Complementary Plus combination to set off Elegant Eggplant. That’s definitely a Plus!

This combination is good for Birthday, Thank You, Friendship, and even Bridal, depending upon the Bride’s colors. I also like it for Fall. It’s a nice, high-contrast combination that would look good on Scrapbook Pages, too.

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