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Color Schemes to Help Color Coordination

How does a person go about picking the proper, perfect colors for their new plastic products? There is such a large spectrum of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors that picking the best colors and color combinations becomes slightly difficult.

In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton created the worlds first color circle (also know as a color wheel). This wheel was created as a means to help people combine colors. The purpose of the wheel is to give people an idea of what colors would look good together. Pretty much any color picked from the wheel will look good together.

A lot has happened with color pigmentation since the mid-sixteen hundreds, and so you can find many different color wheels that give different color combination ideas. Despite all the changes, the one thing that hasn't changed is that there is 12 colors in each wheel and all color are based off the red-yellow-blue color model (it is usually referred to as the RYB color model). There are certain color wheels that are especially pleasing, and these are called color harmonies and color chords.

When considering the RYB model, the primary colors are blue, yellow, and red. A primary color requires no mixing to make, and it is actually used to make all colors in the color wheel.

After these three primary colors you have three more secondary colors. This includes purple, orange and even green. You create these colors by mixing two primary colors. For instance, blue and red make purple.

The other six colors are made up of something called tertiary colors. These colors are made possible by mixing primary and secondary colors. This is where you will begin to see color variations like teal, fuchsia, forest green, and rose.

A cool color (blues, dark greens, and purples) can give a sense of calm. It also has the ability to create soothing feelings. Warm colors (yellows, oranges, and reds) give a feeling of liveliness and energy.

Black, white, and grey are excluded from warm and cool colors, and this is because these colors (and their different shades) are though of as neutral.

Coming to terms with different color combination options can be daunting, but it is something that needs to be well thought out. A beautifully colored product can be the difference between sales and a lack there of. Call a profession color compounding company today to discuss different color options. When looking for color compounding company, don't forget to ask about color options.

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