This is part of a series of posts about colour. This month I am focusing on the colour red.
When you look at the colour wheel, the colour opposite red is green. To show how complementary colours work, I have made a red/green complementary necklace above. I have to say that this is not my favourite colour combination with red and I think that’s because it reminds me of Christmas. Whenever I have put red and green together in jewellery, and tried to sell it anywhere, the same comment is guaranteed: “Oh, that looks very Christmas-sy.”
Even though it look spectacular in the garden – think red roses on a green rose bush – it just doesn’t look as amazing as a piece of jewellery.
The second picture is of a necklace made with red beads mixed with the colours that are next to green on the colour wheel. This is a split-complementary colour scheme, and I think it looks very fresh. I like the contrast of the yellow-green and the blue-green colours with the darkness of the red.
I’m not always a fan of complementary colour schemes, however split-complementary colour schemes can be quite stunning. I’ll show you more along the way as I write about colours.