My name is Leigh and I'm a coloraholic. I need my color fix everyday just like I need my caffeine. Everyone's got a favorite color. It's the one you find yourself photographing over and over again. It draws you in every time. You spot it and your eyes light up, your mood instantly lifts and a smile washes over your face. Most of the time my go to color is green, but looking through my photos from the past couple of weeks I'm seeing a new trend.
My photos have been full of pinks, purples and blues. I hadn't really planned for that to be my summer flower color palette….I guess subconsciously that was my plan all along!
I could go into various aspects of color theory, but it's difficult to summarize in a blog post. Color combinations create a visual harmony. Harmony is defined as a pleasing arrangements of parts, whether it be music, poetry or color. In visual experiences, harmony is something pleasing to the eye. "It engages the viewer and creates an inner sense of order, a balance in the visual experience." At one end of the spectrum, when something is not harmonious it appears boring or so bland that the viewer is not engaged. At the other extreme is a visual experience so chaotic and overdone that it overstimulates the brain. The viewer can't stand to look at it…almost as though our brain rejects what it cannot organize or understand. Color harmony creates not only a sense of order, but there is an ease to it that engages us and makes the viewer want to look at it longer. "Harmony is a dynamic equilibrium."
What color combinations create that harmony for you?