Hey Everyone, welcome back to Colourful Friday. Last week I talked about Complementary Colours and the 6 different combos on the colour wheel or colour star. This week the topic is all about monochromatic colour schemes.
What is a Monochromatic Scheme
A monochromatic colour scheme is made up of the colours in one family of colour.
Neighbouring colours that are similar are not allowed to join in. For example yellow-orange or red colours cannot be added to a red-orange monochromatic colour scheme.
The key to the monochromatic scheme is that it is made up of different values of colour in the chosen colour. A variety of light, medium and dark values. By using different values of the colour, contrast will be added to the piece that is being created. The photo below is of the fabric used to create the yellow Bargello at the top of the page.
The colour wheel or colour star then has a total of 12 different monochromatic colour schemes seeing how it is made up of 12 different colours.
Monochromatic Quilt Design in a Green Scheme
This quilt called Woven Stars I created with 4 different values of green from very light to very dark and a brighter one thrown in to create more contrast and pop.
This is a picture of a rug that was in a friends house in Australia – another one of those things I had Michael take a photo of for me. It depicts a brown colour scheme very well from a very dark brown to light cream.
What is Your Favourite Colour Scheme
One of my favourites is blue, but wait then there is purple and oh green is nice too – which is your favourite colour?