Peekaboo Peach Scheme-It’s Really Complementary

Posted by on August 5, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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Peekaboo Peach, the Tint of the Orange Color Group, has the Blue Color Group as its Complement.  This includes Night of Navy, the Shade.  So why is this card design, with the multi-color flower background, a Complementary Color Scheme?  Because the Night of Navy flowers outnumber the others and I used Night of Navy for the contrast layer under the background.  Peekaboo Peach is the main color.  The other colors comprise very small amounts.

The Color Groups represented in the background also include Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo, of the Red-Orange Color Group, Daffodil Delight, of the Yellow Color Group, and Mint Macaron of the Green-Blue Color Group.  This means five out of the six color families of the Color Wheel are represented.  I would call the combination Analogous Plus, but only Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy stand out.  So the scheme is Complementary with a few Plusses.

You could create other color schemes with this background pattern, but using all of them together would be too busy or “noisy.”  You may notice that Peekaboo Peach isn’t represented in the background pattern.  That’s correct, but Peekaboo Peach is the Color of the Week this week, so it’s the Main Color… and I like the pattern from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I made an Any Occasion card, but the combination would be good for Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Thank You, Get Well Soon and Friendship cards and pages, as well.

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