Color Theory Basics

Craft & Design
Color Theory Basics


Whether you’re a quilter, a fashion designer, a painter, a scrapbooker, or any other kind of crafter who works with color, knowing a bit about color theory can help you select and combine multiple colors more beautifully. Do you already know your way around analogous, triadic, and complementary color schemes? If not, you might want to hop on over to Craftsy, where talented painter Sandrine Pelissier will walk you through the basics of color theory.

Sandrine’s color theory guide was written with painters in mind, but you can definitely apply the information to any area of DIY that involves color.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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