Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Itten's color contrasts

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Johannes Itten was one of the first people to define and identify strategies for successful color combinations. Through his research he devised seven methodologies for coordinating colors utilizing the hue's contrasting properties. These contrasts add other variations with respect to the intensity of the respective hues; i.e. contrasts may be obtained due to light, moderate, or dark value.

1. The contrast of saturation

2. The contrast of light and dark

3. The contrast of extension

4. The contrast of complements

5. Simultaneous contrast

6. The contrast of hue

7. The contrast of warm and cool

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