Hi I'm Sonia
I'm the Founder of London Craft Club. I'm so pleased to share "What Colours Go" with you. It's my practical tool to help you use the power of colour theory to know what combinations of color work well together. It should build your confidence with colour and let you experiment with more hues in your home, your wardrobe and all your creative activities
What Colours Go
How does it work?
Download and print out the tool
Cut the tool
Cut out the segments
On each of the five white discs, cut out and discard the segments marked with a x. You can use a craft knife, or use scissors to cut out the whole circle and then cut away the marked segments
Use the tool
Use the five colour relationship discs
Each of the five white discs corresponds to a tried and tested colour relationship. For example, take the Triad disc and place it over the colour wheel to see four colours that work well together.
Experiment with colours
Discover more about types of colour
Colour is just different wavelengths of light hitting your eyes. But once it's gone into your eyes, it enters the subjective world of the mind! So although there are guidelines to get us started, colour is subjective and you should always go with what you love. Experiment, and trust your own judgement, like fearless Iris Apfel!
Types of colour
Here are some key terms for describing colours, and helping you mix them.
Red is a hue, and so is yellow, green purple etc. Hue basically means "what colour is it?"
Add white to a hue to create lighter tint - a more pastel version of a colour
Add black to a hue to create a darker shade. Beware of adding black to yellow - you get a dirty green. It's a great way to create inky blues
Add grey to a hue to create a less colourful tone. It's similar to a desaturating filter that removes colour in Instagram
Experiment with tint:
Match your hues using one of the colour discs, then change the tint the same amount for each. This will make the colours lighter, and is a good way to mix a pastel palette
Experiment with tone:
Think of how beige and neon yellow go really well. Why? It's the same hue at different ends of the tone spectrum.