Color Combination Course
A good color scheme is one of the most important elements of a quality design.
Today’s course of 4 video tutorials and a small cheat sheet on the basics of color will teach you how to competently combine shades, place accents with color and create the desired contrast.
30 rules for combining shades
White: goes with everything. Best combination with blue, red and black.
Beige: with blue, brown, emerald, black, red, white.
Grey: basic color, goes well with capricious colors: fuchsia, red, purple, pink, blue.
Pink: with brown, white, mint green, olive, gray, turquoise, pale blue.
Fuchsia (dark pink): with gray, yellow-brown, lime green, mint green, brown.
Red: goes well with yellow, white, brown, green, blue and black.
Tomato red: blue, mint green, sandy, creamy white, gray.
Cherry red: azure, gray, light orange, sandy, pale yellow, beige.
Raspberry red: white, black, damask rose color.
Brown: bright blue, cream, pink, fawn, green, beige.
Light brown: pale yellow, creamy white, blue, green, purple, red.
Dark brown: lemon yellow, blue, mint green, purplish pink, lime green.
Reddish brown: pink, dark brown, blue, green, purple.
Orange: blue, blue, lilac, purple, white, black.
Light orange: gray, brown, olive.
Dark orange: pale yellow, olive, brown, cherry.
Yellow: blue, purple, light blue, purple, gray, black.
Lemon yellow: cherry red, brown, blue, gray.
Pale yellow: fuchsia, gray, brown, shades of red, yellowish brown, blue, purple.
Golden yellow: gray, brown, azure, red, black.
Olive: orange, light brown, brown.
Green: golden brown, orange, salad, yellow, brown, gray, cream, black, creamy white.
Light green color: brown, yellowish brown, fawn, gray, dark blue, red, gray.
Turquoise: fuchsia, cherry red, yellow, brown, cream, dark purple.
Blue: red, gray, brown, orange, pink, white, yellow.
Dark blue: light purple, blue, yellowish green, brown, gray, pale yellow, orange, green, red, white.
Purple: orange, pink, dark purple, olive, gray, yellow, white.
Dark purple: golden brown, pale yellow, gray, turquoise, mint green, light orange.
The black versatile, elegant, looks in all combinations, best with orange, pink, salad, white, red, lilac or yellow.
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