Real Life Color Coach Color of the Week: Calypso Coral

Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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Calypso Coral is a Tint in the Red-Orange Color Group. As is my preference when introducing a color, I like to start with a Monochromatic Color Scheme and use whatever other members of the Color Group that I can. I can always fall back on a Neutral for contrast if I have to, but I like to showcase the whole group.

The other members of the Red-Orange Color Group are too close in intensity to Calypso Coral to allow a good contrast. I noted this and created an illustration to show you in my article, Watermelon Wonder in a Monochromatic Color Scheme. So… I recombined the Split-Tertiary Red-Orange and Orange-Red Color Groups into the Tertiary Color Group, Red-Orange and was able to use Blushing Bride from the Orange-Red Color Group for my Contrast color.

By the way, I know it’s been a while since I mentioned this, so if you are getting confused with all the technical color theory talk, visit my Real Life Color Coach Fact Sheet. This should help you out!

Today’s project goes along with my mood to create Valentines with a difference. I did bow to tradition with the white doily, but the color combination is two tints of Red-Orange. Besides Valentines, this combination is good for Birthday, Wedding, Bridal Shower and Congratulations or other Celebration cards and pages.

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