Color is the keystone of all ensembles. If you have found coordinating colors taxing, as most people do, you may have a wardrobe filled with neutral hues. Fortunately, a wardrobe devoid of color can be avoided and color harmony can be achieved, once your C Color Spectrum has been authenticated and the color matching technology of the C Color App is embraced.

Below are examples of how C Color classifies green, yellow, red and navy colors in the four C Color Spectrums.

Please note that clothing and accessory colors are for reference only and do not represent the models’ C Color Spectrums.

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Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

  • C Color Spectrum 1 Green is Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Rubbed with Ash
  • C Color Spectrum 2 Purple is Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated
  • C Color Spectrum 3 Red is Warm/Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated
  • C Color Spectrum 4 Brown is Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Rubbed with Earth

To oblige you in a basic understanding of color, we review the six color principles in this Blog Post.

Understanding Color Theory Fundamentals

Millions of colors exist, 16.7 million, to be exact. The color wheel provides a simplified model of the primary color groupings and serves as the foundation for many color principles appropriated by various industries. The color wheel is a visual representation of where colors are situated in relation to the primary colors of red, yellow and blue.

Color Wheel Consisting Of Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, Tertiary Colors

Three Core Color Properties

  • Hue: Color Family
  • Saturation: Intensity, Absorption
  • Brightness: Lightness, Darkness

Color Wheel Below Illustrates Hue, Saturation, Value

6 Color Scheme Types

A color wheel can offer guidance in establishing harmonious color combinations, however, not all people find the colors in the color wheel appealing, so these combinations will only befit certain individuals.  

According to the C Color Ideology and Methodology, the color wheel mainly consists of C Color Spectrum 3 colors.

C Color has categorized hundreds of thousands of colors into four distinct C Color Spectrums. Each color in a C Color Spectrum shares a base color. The base color is a predominant primary color that is either blue, yellow or red.

1. Monochromatic Color Palette

Monochromatic colors are all of the colors of a single hue, although, the colors differ in saturation. Derived from a single base color, the color is more or less saturated by tints, shades and tones. Adding the color white creates tints and adding darker colors, such as, gray or black creates shades and tones.

An ensemble can be curated from various intensities of blue, such as, light blue, medium blue and dark blue, resulting in monochromatic color coordinated attire. The differing saturations apply to all colors. Monochromatic ensembles are often seen on the covers of fashion magazines.

2. Analogous Color Palette

Analogous colors are groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel and include a tertiary color. Analogous colors are comparable in certain aspects. Red, red/orange, orange, Yellow, yellow/green, green, Blue, blue/violet, violet and Violet, red/violet, red are examples of analogous colors.

An analogous color coordinated ensemble appears complementary and well-matched.

3. Complementary Color Palette

Complementary colors are pairs of colors that contrast with each other more than any other color and when situated next to each other appear brighter. Complementary color pairs are red/green, yellow/violet and blue/orange. Accordingly, complementary colors or opposite colors are pairs of colors that when combined or mixed, lose their color and appear, as a grayscale color nearing white or black.

Pairing ensembles with complementary colors can create a striking image. Attempt to coordinate the ensemble with patterned accessories to prevent color blocking.

4. Triadic Color Palette

Triadic colors are comprised of three colors, evenly spaced on the color wheel, such as red, yellow and blue. Customarily, one color will be considered the dominant color, while the two other hues are accent colors. Two triadic palettes are the primary colors of red, yellow and blue and the secondary colors of green, purple and orange.

To create a triadic color ensemble, select three colors that are equidistant around the color wheel and if possible, choose patterns of these colors to avoid a color blocked appearance.

5. Split Complementary Palette

Split Complementary colors consist of three colors; one primary color and two colors adjacent to its complement. The complement of blue/green is red/orange and the split complement of blue/green is red and orange. Other examples include: Red, blue/green and yellow/green, Blue, red/orange and yellow/orange and Yellow, blue/purple and red/purple. A split complementary color scheme is a variation of a complementary color scheme.

The Indicators Below Are An Example Of A Split Complementary Palette

Creating a Split Complementary color ensemble would require intermixing a multitude of colors. Integrating patterns of these colors, rather than solely utilizing solid colors is less complicated to achieve.

6. Tetradic Color Palette

Tetradic colors are a combination of four colors that consist of two sets of complementary colors. These colors form a rectangle on the color wheel. The richness in color harmony allows for a myriad of variations. Red, green, blue/purple and yellow/orange or Yellow, purple, blue/green and red/orange are examples of tetradic color palettes.

As stated on numerous occasions above, the most favorable method of pairing these colors in an ensemble, is to intermix patterns of these colors.

Redefine Your Wardrobe With C Color

The six color principles may aid you in enhancing your wardrobe, nevertheless, the principles do not pertain to all individuals and do not take into account the inherent color inclinations of individuals.

The majority of the colors on the color wheels are comprised of the colors in the C Color Spectrum 3 category. A couple of the colors are within the C Color Spectrum 2 category.

Due to the fact, that the color wheels primarily consist of colors that are Warm Yellow Based and that only a couple are Cool Blue Based, the individuals that belong to C Color Spectrum 1; Cool Blue Ash Based, C Color Spectrum 2; Cool Blue Based and C Color Spectrum 4; Warm Red Earth Based are either not well represented or not represented at all.

There is also confusion, regarding the temperatures of colors. The common belief is that blues, greens and purples are cool colors and reds, yellows and oranges are warm colors and that is incorrect, as all colors can be cool or warm. 

Obviously, the colors on the color wheels can be more or less saturated and that changes the predominant base of the colors.

C Color is the first and only company to quantify intuitive color preferences. Quantifying intuitive color partialities is the specialty of C Color and that Ideology and the C Color Methodology will support you in living your life in your optimal color environment. 

The C Color Ideology is predicated upon a color gene within your DNA. You were born with innate color predispositions. 

The C Color Quiz determines your natural desire for color and your C Color Spectrum. The C Color App will distinguish the colors within your C Color Spectrum. 

To begin the process, take the 5-minute C Color Quiz. The objective of the C Color Quiz is to select the color quadrant that immediately catches your eye. In doing so, you are following your intrinsic color proclivities. Thinking about your color selections will skew your results, as the accurate results emanate from intuitive choices, not thought choices.

Due to this reason, receiving a Personal C Color Analysis differs from all others on the market.  

Below are examples of how each of the four C Color Spectrums can wear gray, charcoal and taupe colors.

Please note that clothing and accessory colors are for reference only and do not represent the models’ C Color Spectrums.

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Notice the differences in the four C Color Spectrums;

  • C Color Spectrum 1 Gray is Cool/Blue Based, Less Saturated, Rubbed with Ash
  • C Color Spectrum 2 Charcoal is Cool/Blue Based, More Saturated
  • C Color Spectrum 3 Gray is Warm Yellow Based, Moderately Saturated
  • C Color Spectrum 4 Taupe is Warm/Red Based, Less Saturated, Rubbed with Earth

The key is the base of the predominant color of one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.

Engage the C Color App, as your personal Color Consultant, that is at your fingertips, on your mobile device. 

  • All colors contain numerous colors, consequently, it is imperative while shopping in stores or online, to photograph the item that you are considering at a distance and to color correct the photograph with the Lighting and Filters features.
  • The photographed color must match the color of the actual item that the eyes see.
  • Once the above two steps are completed, choose a zoomed in section of the pure color, even if blurred to match and the C Color App will reveal whether or not the color is within your C Color Spectrum.
  • The built-in capability of the Smartphone to lighten or darken the photograph can be used, if necessary. 
  • Avoid bright areas and shadowed areas, as those conditions can affect the color match.  

Avail yourself of the C Color App to photograph clothing, accessories, cosmetics, home, office, automobile; interiors/exteriors and all else in your world.

With C Color, you can identify your choicest colors and fill your closet with items that allow you to look, think, feel, act, learn and heal your best.

The C Color App, as the 21st Century Palette and Color Consultant is the expert Eye, that is accurate, meets your color needs, answers your color questions, assists you in color decision making and saves you thousands of dollars by eliminating misguided color choices.

The C Color Experience teaches you to employ color to successfully express yourself!

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