The color wheel serves as a guide. Photo: Annie Spratt for Unsplash. The key color as a starting point Key color is the main color an artist chooses for their artwork. It can be a primary, secondary or tertiary color, but it is the color that we want to accentuate or focus in our creation. From this color, the chromatic relationships will begin to be established. Harmonica combinations from the key color Once an artist has identified their key color, using the technical tools will make it easy for them to identify possible relationships to other colors by using a color wheel and understanding how to use it. Harmonies can occur at different levels of complexity.
If you are just getting into this language, the photographer and art director Josefina Mogrovejo ( @josefina_mogrovejo ), recommends focusing on the simplest possible harmonic relationships. - Complementary colors: They establish a relationship, as their name indicates, of complementarity. They are directly opposite each other on the wheel. These are jewelry retouching service tones that, combined, are visually striking but can also be discordant, so it is better to use them sparingly, more to accentuate or highlight. - Analogous colors: Analogous colors are found on either side of the key color along the color wheel.
They often represent color combinations found naturally in nature, and are visually serene. Their excessive use of analogous colors can make your painting, branding and work appear monochromatic, so we must use them very consciously so as not to appear monochromatic. - Triadic colors: Triadic colors, like primary colors, are spaced with some regularity around the color wheel. This color scheme can be quite elegant when we choose one color that dominates and use the others as punctual accents. However, blindly relying on this scheme can lead to confusing results. - Monochrome: This is the harmony achieved by a single color and its different shades.