Published at Saturday, November 30th 2019. by Denice Barthelemy in Color Scheme.
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.
Complementary (also known as supplementary or contrasting) colors are colors that sit opposite of each other on the color circle. The combination of such colors creates a vivid and energizing effect, especially at maximum saturation.
Red and pink are also a monochromatic color scheme which makes for a complementary palette. Monochromatic means that they exist in the same color family. White, gray or black can be added to the base hue, which in this case is red. Mixing these together can create a variety of tints, shades and tones, such as pink.
So here you are, trying to put together a stunning banner that will measure up to your client’s expectations, outshine the big brands and appeal to online users to click the button. No worries, things are not as complicated as they seem!
A variation on the complementary color combination. In this case, you take one primary color and two complementary ones (the colors that lie on both sides of the primary color’s antipodes on the color circle). The effect created by such a scheme is just as contrasting as the one before but slightly less intense. If you feel confident about using the complementary scheme, use the split complementary instead.
Why not try out each of these color combinations on one of our many easily-editable templates in Design Wizard. Simply copy the accompanying hex code into the custom color palette in the app and your template’s colors will change instantly. So take notes, start your own color combination chart and get creative.
And, if you were wondering what’s with the pink button, here’s the answer: first of all the color’s official name is Wild Watermelon and second, it adds playfulness to the scenery.
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