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: Color Scheme for a Multi-part Geometric Painting?

05-16-2016, 11:49 AM

I'm new to acrylics but I have a nice variety of colors to choose from. I just sketched a mutli-part geometric painting. I'm wondering:

1. What background color works well for these kinds of pieces?

2. What color scheme should I use/how many colors?

Thank you!

05-16-2016, 12:03 PM
I'll be drawing the shapes with charcoal so the lines will be thick and black.

M Winther
05-16-2016, 03:16 PM
Perhaps you could use one of Adobe's colour schemes. Or you could create your own scheme on the site, according to the principles of triadic, complementary, etc.


05-17-2016, 02:34 PM
Hey, that's pretty cool. Don't know if I'd eve use it but I like it.

M Winther
05-18-2016, 12:29 AM
Yes, it's a good idea. Evidently, people are fond of this site, creating their own favourite colour scheme. However, certain rules are missing in the colour rules, namely "split complementary", and the two types of tetrads (cf. Color Harmonies ( But it seems that one can create these in the "custom" alternative. /Mats