How do you find color inspiration for your work? When creating visual effects with color, do you consider the color harmony or using a color scheme? Using a complimentary color scheme in your work will create visual contrast, visual drama and excitement. Here is an image from the Design Seeds blog. This blog is full of color inspiration images that show the color palette.
The landscape image above uses a complementary color scheme. This scheme is made up of two hues which are opposite on the color wheel, blue and orange. Notice the visual drama is emphasized with the focal point having a low percentage of orange hue used against a high percentage of the blue hue.
This interior space was also created using a complimentary color scheme in hues of turquoise and red-orange with white as a neutral. I discovered this image on Exciting Windows by Kriss Hook blog.
Kriss Hook notes: “These colors are said to complement one another. When placed next to each other, a phenomenon known as simultaneous contrast occurs, wherein each color makes the other look more vibrant.” Here again, the color design uses has a low percentage of one hue, red-orange in the accessories against a large percentage of the the other hue, turquoise used in the walls and furniture. This combination of working with two hues across the color wheel with one have a low percentage of use and the other with a high percentage of use will successfully create images and interior spaces that is visual interesting and exciting.