The first art harmony is MONOCHROMATIC
. The page consists of one hue in a variety of tints, shades and tones. Contrast is achieved by the use of value
and could also be enhanced by the use of texture.
• Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a colour.
• Intensity is the strength of a colour, it's vividness or saturation.
• Hue is another word for colour
• A shade is achieved by adding black to a colour to make it darker
• A tint is the opposite of a shade, white is added to a colour to make it lighter.
We should also consider the SYMBOLISM
evoked by colour in our page design.
One psychological interpretation is that yellow stands for intuition, blue for thought, red for emotion and green for sensation. This corresponds to sun, sky, fire and earth.
In the western world colours have acquired the following associations
sunshine, illumination, hapiness, wealth, safety, cowardice, sickness
excitement, danger, daring, couage, passion, blood, patriotism
devotion, honor, quality, nobility, infinity, solitude, depression
hope, fertility, renewal, stability, jealousy, poison, decay
You can explore more about colour meanings here: http://www.colormatters.com/color-sy...ings-of-colors
Feel free to share your favorite colour interpretations.
Produce a monochromatic layout. Use your favorite or any colour you like, do double duty with any other challenges. If you like explain your thinking behind your choice of colour.
You may post your layouts in the Colour My World Gallery: http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com...y.php?cat=5247
Don't forget to link your layout in the thread.