This is an important lesson for designers when picking a colour palette to work with: use bright colours but balance them against more subtle colours. It will also help you become better acquainted with your image manipulation or DTP software – identifying where your colour swatches are, how to select them and how you blend colours by changing their opacity.

Next try experimenting with placing colours together as Itten did.

Try and find different combinations of two colours to illustrate each of these ideas:

Angry Hopeful Open Vital Brave Creative Independent

Dangerous Jumpy Kinetic Energetic Familiar Gregarious Luxurious Masculine New

Precious Quiet Wonderful Extra special Youthful Zany

Reasonable Sociable Tasteful Unhappy

 

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