Monday, February 15, 2010

Complementary Color Schemes and Split Complementary Color Schemes

It is a packaging design of Tea Forte. The complementary color scheme is: R+G+YG. It creates a great contrast to call attention, but doesn't dazzling our eyes at all.

Van Gogh's paintings are full of complementary colors. In this Self-portrait, he used split complementary color sets: G+YO+RO.
Henri Matisse's "The Dance". In this painting, Matisse used split color sheme: O+BG+BV. The high contrast of color creates a strong sense of motion.
Picasso's painting "Dora Maar" is an good example of using complementary color yellow and violet.

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