Color Harmonies - Half Color Wheel

Color Harmonies – Half Color Wheel

Color Harmonies - Half Color Wheel

Sometimes, when working with a color scheme, it is best to have fewer colors to play with. My HALF COLOR WHEEL color harmony is just that. It is a wheel where we take every other color on the 12-color wheel. So instead of having 12 colors to work with, you are getting the benefit of the wheel, but only having 6 colors to deal with.

As you can see in the designs, it pulls together the colors into a smooth combination, and the colors work well together.

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. These fills are similar to the WHOLE color wheel fills, and again are what makes use of the color wheel make sense!  Then, all you have to do is stitch! Bookmarks are beautiful, and easy to do. Large-scale areas are beautiful as well!

NBB-2315:  SCT004 used.
Well, with 3 pieces per blocks, and 4 blocks, looks like we can use the half color wheel twice? This is a nice way of repeating the colors, so that the blocks are together.

NBB-6001:  SCT005-3a used. For this design, I moved the colors throughout the pattern, so you’ll see the transition from color to color clearly. It really turned out beautiful though, don’t you think?

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 - Half Color Wheel
Color Harmonies - Half Color Wheel - Fill based on the SCT003 Thread Wheel
Thread Scheme - SCT003 DMC
Thread Scheme - SCT003 DMC
Color Harmonies - Half Color Wheel
Color Harmonies - Half Color Wheel
Thread Scheme - SCT004 Bethany Beach
Thread Scheme - SCT004 Bethany Beach
Color Harmonies - Half Color Wheel
Color Harmonies - Half Color Wheel - 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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