COLOR THEORY: ANALOGOUS COLORS
The next color scheme in our color theory series is analogous colors. These are three colors next to each other on the color wheel. This may be the most versatile color scheme because it has more options but that also means it can be overwhelming. For example, an analogous color scheme would be green, teal, and blue. To keep the balance in this color scheme, we recommend using one color as main color and the other two as accents.
To recap our first post, we looked at the color wheel, color schemes, and the definition of color theory. The color wheel shows the relationship between colors. It's a tool we learned about in elementary school art class and whether we realize it or not, continue to reference in our daily lives. From home to décor to outfit choices, there is a reason behind every color choice. Color theory is essentially a combination of art and science that’s used to determine what colors look good together.
Here's our take on 3 different analogous color schemes:
Purple, Red-Violet & Pink
We love how our grape velvet and raspberry majestic linens came together to create this very girl and glam tablescape. Our rose gold wire charger added another shade pink that mirror the same light pink found in the flower arrangement.
Green, Blue-Green & Teal
This color scheme had a very earthy-vibe and by that we mean it reminded us of planet earth. For the tablecloth we used grass extreme crush paired with pacifica standard poly napkins. The other blue-green elements came from the paper and succulents. No matter the tint, shade or undertone, we've found that most colors in the green-blue spectrum pair well together.
Red-Orange, Orange & Gold
We'll admit this wasn't the easiest color scheme to create but that was mostly because we were limited by our linen selection. While we offer many shades of oranges and yellows, the options we had in stock weren't jiving as well as we hoped. For the linens we used a goldenrod standard poly tablecloth with burnt orange standard poly napkins. To tone down the saturation a bit, we incorporated dried grasses for the centerpiece. They still fit in the color family but didn't compete with the linen colors. Our menus were the finishing touch that brought all of the colors together.
Color theory may be based on art and science but there is no wrong way to interpret it either. Some of the most popular color schemes we see for events are some version of a color wheel color scheme. Take a look at our Pinterest board for more inspiration!
Keep an eye an out for the next post in this series: Triadic Colors.