Published at Tuesday, December 31st 2019. by Nicolette Lemaire in Color Schemes.
Used most often in bold tones to grab attention, this year’s trend is in tweaking the saturation of either shade. This pastel take of the complementary blue and orange doesn’t diminish its effect. The energy from this blood orange shade sets off the soft powder blue perfectly. Blue is widely used to represent business and is always effective in marketing and promotion but the pop of orange shows that you are not afraid to stand out.
Forget orange – gray is definitely the new black. Sales in gray kitchens, cars and clothes have soared in recent years because it is such an adaptable neutral. Gray can be warm or cool, hard or soft, it is exceptionally versatile and flattering.
Traditionally gray has a reputation of being flat or dreary, and there are times when that still applies (clouds, I’m looking at you!). But grays status has been elevated of late, and now it is synonymous with sophistication.
Using pale shades of sky blue and earthy brown is a sure way to induce a state of calm and relaxation. No wonder Airbnb used this palette for their display ads. Their promise could be summed up to: this is the kind of life and experiences you’d enjoy when booking accommodation through our platform, one-on-one hosting, friendship, and above all the quietness of an isolated shore, far from the madding crowd of the city.
A Triad is a combination of 3 colors that are equidistant from each other on the color circle. It produces a high contrast effect while preserving ’harmony.’ Such a composition looks vibrant even when you use pale and unsaturated colors.
Is there anything more uplifting than a bright burst of turquoise? It is such a refreshing color that conjures up images of tropical waters and sunny skies. Turquoise is also unique in that it manages to be serene and idyllic as well as vivid and dramatic.
A combination of 4 colors that are equidistant from each other on the color circle. In this case, the colors differ from each other in tone, but are also complementary. This creates a dynamic, vivid, and playful effect. An example: violet, orange-red, yellow, blue-green.
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