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Color Theory: Studying The World Of Color With Isabella Kung

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Step 3: Limiting Your Palette To Create Color Schemes

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Color schemes, or using a limited palette, is good practice in terms of composition and design. Like baking a cake, you don’t want to add every single color in a painting, as it will make the outcome look messy and distracting.

One such color scheme is the monochromatic scheme. Here, you’re using one color and adding black or white to get lighter or darker tones. In terms of watercolor, “white” would be adding water, while “black” is either adding black, or making the color more saturated.