Color Harmonies - Split Complimentary

Color Harmonies – Split Complimentary

Color Harmonies - Split Complimentary

The SPLIT COMPLIMENTARY color harmony takes two Complimentary colors, but splits one of them into its Analagous colors.  It’s just like the Complimentary+Analagous, but it’s a 3 color scheme, and not a 4 color scheme.

You can get quite a bit of variety using this scheme.  It’s a good one to have a focus color, while still having beautiful background colors.

Again, as with all these high contrast harmonies, you want to take a look at the fabric carefully, because often the variance between the colors will be great enough that it can become an issue.

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 and below):  SCT003 used.   For both of these designs, I just broke the blackwork fill repeat down into 3 different steps, and played with how I would use the color in each.  Stunning results!

NBB-2315:  SCT004 used.  Yet another pretty design.  This design works like a quilt block, and just rotating the block around adds interest!  Wouldn’t it be pretty repeated more time, and you end up with a pretty pillow!

NBB-6001:  SCT005-3a used.   I played again with this one, and like the result.   Look at how the focus thread 07, is repeated throughout.  Then the accent colors are used giving it a good backdrop.

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 - Split Complimentary
Color Harmonies - Split Complimentary - Fill based on the SCT003 Thread Wheel
Thread Scheme - SCT003 DMC
Thread Scheme - SCT003 DMC
Color Harmonies - Split Complimentary
Color Harmonies - Split Complimentary - NBB-2315 based on the SCT004 Thread Wheel
Thread Scheme - SCT004 Bethany Beach
Thread Scheme - SCT004 Bethany Beach
Color Harmonies - Split Complimentary
Color Harmonies - Split 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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