Colour Theory the easy way!

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We will look at 7 of the 12 colour harmonies called achromatic, adjacent, analogous, analogous complementary, direct complementary, double complementary and monochromatic to make it clearer but remember these are rules that are just waiting to be broken.

Colour. Why bother with theory?
Some people have a natural talent for putting colours together in a flower arrangement in a pleasing way, but even they will often fall into the trap of using the same colour combinations over and over again.

These combinations are a useful guide to introduce yourself to new colour combinations which you may have never thought of that others have found to be successful. Colour combinations also evoke different emotions which can be a powerful tool if you are designing a flower arrangement for a particular occasion
Achromatic:Painted black with white carnations grey cane was twirled aound and inserted in holes
Analogous : Two or three neighbouring hues on the colour wheel but this is not essential.
Analogous :In this scrumptous thanksgiving design the primary colour is yellow with the related  red. red/orange, orange/yellow, yellow/green. Even the colour of the pie fits into the scheme .
Analogous Complement Related hues adjacent on the colour wheel plus an opposite hue.
Direct Complementary: Hues that lie directly opposite each other on the colour wheel in this case being red and green.
Double or paired Complementary: Hues that have one colour between them on the colour wheel, and their opposites.. More...
Monochromatic:Tints, shades and tones of one colour all used. In this design green is the hue.
Monochromatic By using a variety of forms when using this colour scheme interest is still maintained. Grey is often regarded as a non colour and is a useful contrast.
A second glance : Grey has also been used here against the analogous colour scheme and acts as a useful contrast to bring out the other colours.
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Using white and black: If you study a colour from its tints to its shades you will realise a hue starts with white and ends with black. That means black and white are a natural extension of any colour scheme
There's more: Explore near complementary, polychromatic, split complementary, tetradic and triadic colour harmonies. More...

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Principles of Floral Design

DVD : If you are keen learn flower arranging theory the easy way as you make simple arrangements so you can see yourself how the theory applies, check out this essentail DVD.


DVD:And Yes we have a DVD teaching you the elements of floral design too, with 6 lessons to follow and create as you learn the theory.
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