The perception and understanding of color permeates many areas of education, such as art and science. Not only is color the physical embodiment of light but understanding it also takes culturing and training of the eye. Utilizing imagery from the VSCO community, I've removed and isolated select colors to expose the underlying conceptual use of color.
Monochromatic color schemes only contain or use one color. If you dive a little farther into the image, you'll find that there are many different shades and hues that come out to play to aid your perception of color; such as yellow or pink.
Analogous color schemes consist of colors next to each other on the color wheel. These colors are in a way related and have a way of bringing out a tone, temperature, or mood they can only produce together.
Complimentary colors are directly opposite each other in the color spectrum. Being opposites, they make each other pop, and bring a side out of each other similar to a couple in love or a vocalizing duet.
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Look to artists like Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Noland, Josef Albers, and Henri Matisse who have studied color in their work and are documented heavily in art historian literature. Additionally, VSCO Curator Kendal Kulley is organizing and documenting the community's experimentation with color in the Spectrum Collection. These resources should be enough to hold your attention until the next round of low-key color theory.
Words by Kameron Richie | VSCO