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I’m lousy with color combinations. My 11 yr old knows her colors better than me and every time she makes something with different colors, they always seem to complement each other. I have never seen her fretting over them. Maybe it isn’t very hard; but every time I try out something, I will always have a million doubts about the colors chosen and I am inclined to ask at least half a dozen people and some more, their opinions. And I still wouldn’t feel completely confident.

Here’s a website I came across that features a color combination sheet (if any of you face the same trouble I have) :

http://brightside.me/article/the-ultimate-color-combinations-cheat-sheet-92405/

The below graphics are taken from the site and they also have a description of these combinations. I shall refer to this from now on.

Color Combos 1Color Combos 2

 

Combinations of individual colors :

  • White: combines with everything, especially blue, red and black.
  • Beige: combines with blue, brown, emerald, black, red, white.
  • Gray: combines with fuchsia, red, violet, pink, blue.
  • Pink: combines with brown, white, mint green, olive, gray, turquoise, light blue.
  • Fuchsia (dark pink): combines with gray, yellow-brown, lime, mint green, brown.
  • Red: combines with yellow, white, green, blue, black.
  • Tomato-red: combines with cyan, mint green, sand, creamy-white, gray.
  • Cherry-red: combines with azure, gray, light-orange, sandy, pale-yellow, beige.
  • Raspberry-red: combines with white, black, damask rose.
  • Brown: combines with bright-cyan, cream, pink, fawn, green, beige.
  • Light-brown: combines with pale-yellow, cream-white, blue, green, purple, red.
  • Dark-brown: combines with lime-yellow, cyan, mint green, purple-pink, lime.
  • Reddish-brown: combines with pink, dark-brown, blue, green, purple.
  • Orange: combines with cyan, blue, lilac, violet, white, black.
  • Light-orange: combines with gray, brown, olive.
  • Dark-orange: combines with pale-yellow, olive, brown, cherry.
  • Yellow: combines with blue, lilac, light-cyan, violet, gray, black.
  • Lemon-yellow: combines with cherry-red, brown, blue, gray.
  • Pale-yellow: combines with fuchsia, gray, brown, shades of red, yellowish brown, blue, purple.
  • Golden yellow: combines with gray, brown, azure, red, black.
  • Olive: combines with orange, light-brown, brown.
  • Green: combines with golden-brown, orange, salad green, yellow, brown, gray, cream, black, creamy-white.
  • Salad green: combines with brown, yellowish-brown, fawn, gray, dark-blue, red, gray.
  • Turquoise: combines with fuchsia, cherry-red, yellow, brown, cream, dark-violet.
  • Electric colors: combines with golden-yellow, brown, light brown, gray, or silver.
  • Cyan: combines with red, gray, brown, orange, pink, white, yellow.
  • Dark-blue: combines with light-lilac, cyan, yellowish-green, brown, gray, pale-yellow, orange, green, red, white.
  • Lilac: combines with orange, pink, dark-violet, olive, gray, yellow, white.
  • Dark-violet: combines with golden-brown, pale-yellow, gray, turquoise, mint green, light-orange.
  • Black is a universal color — it looks elegant in any combination, especially with orange, pink, salad green, white, red, mauve, or yellow.

 

 

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