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Beginners’ Tip: Using the Color Wheel and choosing colors
By Laurie Smith

The color wheel is an awesome tool when learning how to combine colors. It will show complementary colors, analogous colors, monochromatic and other combinations. They all come with complete instructions on how to use. You’ll be surprised at what colors actually look good together!

Here are a few guidelines:

1. Choose a color from your focal or main photo on your page and have it be the dominant color.

2. Decide on the mood of your layout. Is it high energy (bright, patterns), child like (primary), whimsical, masculine (neutrals, colors from nature), sentimental?

Monochromatic-different shades in the same color family.


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