Saturday, July 21, 2012

Triad Workshop #6

The Quilter’s Studio Color Study Group                                                                  July 20, 2012
Triad Color Harmony:    
Triad Colors combine every fourth color on the color wheel (equidistant on color wheel).
4 different palette choices of 3 colors each
  • 3 Primary Colors            Yellow + Red + Blue
  • 3 Secondary Colors        Orange + Violet + Green
  • 3 Tertiary Colors        Yellow/Orange + Red/Violet + Blue/Green
  • 3 Tertiary Colors            Yellow/Green + Red/Orange + Blue/Violet
Triads create a temperature balance between warm and cool colors.  For example - when working with a cool color scheme (say purple and green), accents of warm (orange) can be added to create a triad
Triads give vibrant, lively and interesting combinations, but can be too bold if colors compete.
Avoid using equal amounts of the colors.  Tried and true formula for Triads: One is dominant, one is secondary and one is accent                                                      
Choosing one of your three triad colors to be the dominant completely changes the overall effect. For example, an Orange / Violet / Green color plan will be much different than a Green / Orange / Violet color plan.
Example Quilts:
Red, Blue, Yellow

Red Orange, Blue Violet, Yellow Green

Yellow Orange, Red Violet, Blue Green

Interesting example of all the color schemes
  Homework for next class –August 18 
Reading        Variety                                 page 122
Project         Workshop 6        Triad Color Scheme          pages 170-175

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