SpecialDelivery - Complimentary Colors Red & Green
This is a page of my granddaughter on her first Christmas. You can see the look of awe in her eyes.
I enjoy using red and green because they add vibrancy, and festivity to my Christmas pages; but they do have to be used with a careful balance of daring, and moderation. On my layout, a neutral, wood background gives the eye a place to rest; and keeps the viewer from being overwhelmed. Also, choosing a medium value green allows the page to remain colorful; but without the harshness caused when using complimentary colors at the same high level of intensity.
The most striking and sophisticated designs often incorporate complementary colors because when the eyes are overwhelmed with one color, both the eye and the brain seek the respite associated with the color’s compliment. The artist, Marc Chagall, said it eloquently, “All colors are the friends of their neighbors, and the lovers of their opposites!”
Special Delivery by Deborah Wagner|Supplies: KimB – Handmade with Love, Traditionally; Creashens – Beat; Anna Aspnes – Magic Sprinkles 2; Inside Pixels – Winter Wonderland; K Pertiet – Envelop Layered Template, Away We Go, Carte Post, Posted Words Holiday 1, Jack Frost, Holiday Foliage 2, Elfin Magic
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