Color Harmonies - Double complimentary

Color Harmonies – Double complimentary

Color Harmonies - Double complimentary

The DOUBLE COMPLIMENTARY color harmony takes the COMPLIMENTARY color harmony that we’ve already discussed, and simply doubles it.    You still get the benefit of the contrasting colors, but also get the benefit of colors next to each other.  It’s almost the best of both world, and should be fun to play with.

As with the COMPLIMENTARY color harmony, be careful with fabric selection for your project.  You can get a wide range of colors, so confirm that the fabric will be dark or light enough for you.

Click and save below the web card for this color harmony.  Print it out on cardstock, and use it to look at any of our thread wheels.  Make up your own even, and see how many schemes you come up with!

Now, let’s take a look at our 4 scenarios and see what we come up with:

Fill (shown above):  SCT003 used.   Similar to the COMPLIMENTARY color harmony, I took the blackwork fill and checkerboarded it.  But, I broke the fill down so that both the sections include the two thread colors.  A little bit more complicated, but I think the end result is quite intriguing.

Fill (shown below):   SCT003 used.   I’ve broken this fill out in such a way, that the end result seems to move subtly.  As you can seem I broke the first segment out, and checkerboarded the one pair of color.  Then, I took the second set of colors, and used those both across the board to pull it all together.  The end result – well it speaks for itself!

NBB-2315:  SCT004 used.   I flipped this design around a bit, and played with the color blocks.  With the simplicity of the design, I think it came out pretty!

NBB-6001:  SCT005-3a used.   For this design I played around with it, and I think the end result turns out interesting.  I played around with the colors in the large and the small square areas.  But, in the rectangular areas, I played around with the fill, and treated them as stripes.  Then, on the outer border, I used three of the four colors, tying them all together.

Click on any of the images, and find a PDF document that has each of these charts documented with what threads I used.    Do this on each of the color harmonies I document, and you’ll have 12 different ways to stitch them!  The possibilities are endless!!!

Color Harmonies - Double complimentary
Color Harmonies - Double complimentary- Fill based on the SCT003 Thread Wheel
Thread Scheme - SCT003 DMC
Thread Scheme - SCT003 DMC
Color Harmonies - Double complimentary
Color Harmonies - Double complimentary - NBB-2315 based on the SCT004 Thread Wheel
Thread Scheme - SCT004 Bethany Beach
Thread Scheme - SCT004 Bethany Beach
Color Harmonies - Double complimentary
Color Harmonies - Double complimentary - NBB-6001 based on the SCT005-3A Thread Wheel
Thread Scheme - SCT005-3A Lavender Fields
Thread Scheme - SCT005-3A Lavender Fields

Find the links above to all of the thread schemes I used for these exercises.  But, keep checking back for more!  You never know what threads inspire you!  

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What color inspires you?

Thanks!
Sally

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