Understanding Different Color Schemes

When creating a beautiful, custom embroidered patch, there is more to consider than simply a great picture. What is a great design without the right colors? It is all too often that a great image is ruined by bad or thoughtless color choices. By strongly considering different color schemes, you too can create a beautiful patch. Many people in the marketing world refer to this as picking a trade dress.

Simply put, a color scheme is a collection of colors that all fit together. That means the color, hue, and brightness. Picking a specific color scheme, and going with colors within is your best option for picking complimenting colors. All professional marketing companies use color schemes to design products and branding. Simple color schemes consist of two colors, but that is the simplest of schemes. More complex schemes involve substantially more colors. These advance schemes will include primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors.

Some schemes can even be monochromatic, meaning that all colors are derived from a single color. The hue of the color remains the same, but the shades, tints, and tones change. Monochromatic color schemes are considered peaceful. This is a result of a consistent hue.

Complementary color schemes mix colors based on Newton's color wheel. Complementary colors are picked to create an achromatic light mixture.

You can also find split-complementary color schemes. These color schemes mix both the above schemes tactics. Two colors with different hues are picked and then tint is changed accordingly.

Color schemes a based off color wheels, and most schemes are picked using basic shapes. This included square color schemes, rectangle color schemes, and triangle color schemes. Each shape offers pros and cons, and a professional patch making company can help navigating different color schemes.

Understand that color can alter a person's mood, and can also allow an individual to connect with a brand on a much more personal level. Using lot of blues evokes the feeling of trustworthiness, where as green makes people think about environmentally safe and friendly products. Red will have people thinking your brand and company are strong. It is important to mix colors, and to not rely too heavily on a single color.

Before rushing too make custom made patches, call a local company and discuss your different color options. A professional patch maker should have trained artists on staff who can help with different color schemes.


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