color wheel: harmony

Hi there! If you’ve been paying attention to my blog, I’ve previously shared an interactive color wheel with the solids fabric colors here. And, I’ve shared some basics of color theory here.

Today, I am sharing new interactive functionality to find hue-match, analogous, complementary, triadic colors from a solids set of your choosing. For example, if you are looking for complementary colors in the Kona solids set, click Kona in the Solids Sets, click Complementary in the Harmony Option, and then click a color on the color wheel to see a list of complementary colors listed below the Harmony options. Or, triadic color schemes will show you color schemes evenly distributed around thirds of the color wheel. Analogous color schemes will show you colors close in hue to your selection, and Hue Match will show you colors closest in hue to your selection.

Please leave any questions or comments below. This was a little hard to figure out how to display, so I’m happy to clarify and maybe even make a video in the future!

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    January 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    This is amazing! I could play with this all day!

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    August 2, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Very helpful! I love this option of clicking on a bar and seeing all the names and brands within that segment. I had a particular Kona color that I wanted to try to match to various shades of Bella. I could see with this tool how close they were to that Kona color on the wheel. And I love that I could deselect all the other brands so it was just Kona and Bella. Thanks so much!

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    August 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Dear Steph,
    Is it possible to import the Colors info Procreate – I have in me mind that I heard somewhere that this is possible?

    Btw: I’m so glad with this tool!

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      February 6, 2021 at 8:34 pm

      Sorry for the extremely late response. Yes, it is possible to import them into Procreate, but unfortunately they don’t come very organized and you have to important them in smaller sets of colors. I have done it, but ultimately didn’t find it super helpful because I couldn’t identify swatches.

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    February 15, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    I love this tool so much. I learned about it from your lecture at QuiltCon 2020, and it has absolutely revolutionized my color selection. THANK YOU!

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    March 7, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you very much for making this tool available. Going to spend a lot of time with it!

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