Colour Theory the easy way!

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COLOUR HARMONIES IN FLORAL DESIGN PART 2

Near complementary, polychromatic, split complementary, tetradic and triadic colour harmonies.Does that all sound like a foreign language? We will look at 5 of the 12 colour harmonies to make it clearer but remember these are rules that are just waiting to be broken!colour chart and let's begin!

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
Near complementary:Two colours almost opposite on the colour wheel-almost! One of the colours is immediately beside the direct opposite.
Use the colour wheel : Therefore orange/red has an opposite of blue/green, go over one and you get to blue
Polychromatic :The balanced use of many colours together.This example cames from Paris, in a large outdoor urn by the river Seine .
Split complementary Two opposite colours- replace one with those either side. You get 3 colours such as red/orange, red/violet, green
Tetradic: Four colours lying equidistant on the colour wheel~ that's every third colour from any starting point on the wheel.
Triadic: Three equidistant colours of violet, orange and green and then adds touches of red violet to break the rules

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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.
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ELEMENTS OF FLORAL DESIGN

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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