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22/09/2015

Complementary colours






This week's theme in the MakroTex Challenge is "complementary colours".

"Modern colour theory uses either the subtractive colour model, or the additive colour model, and in these, the complementary/opposite pairs are red & cyan, green & magenta, and blue & yellow." (Wikipedia)

As you can see, I however follow the traditional model - where the primary colors are considered to be red, yellow, and blue, and the primary–secondary complementary pairs are red–green, orange–blue, and yellow–violet. Of these pairs my favourite one is yellow&violet. These sweet flowers still brave the approaching autumn.













This post has also the prosaic part, subtitled "Red tape". To help myself deal with bureaucracy, I have loads of colourful folders (with elastic bands) and ring binders to store the documents. They are many... and the more boring the subject is, the happier colour is chosen.

(The green colour didn't come out well in the photos. It should be lawn green, not some kind of mint.)



















Oh, and then I just had to add these recent red-and-green photos...














... and this, one of my favourites, the autumn colours of rosebay willowherbs (Chamerion/Epilobium angustifolium) make a lovely background to the African daisies.






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33 comments:

  1. Orvokit ovat aina ihania - meillä orvokki on tärkeä kukka, koska mies on syntynyt orvokinpäivänä.

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  2. I like these; you can't argue with colour theory!

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  3. Ihania värejä puutarhasta. Värikkäät kansiot innostavat opiskelemaan :)

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  4. Ihanat värit ja nuo kansiot ovat kyllä kätevät. Itselläni vastaavissa kaikki lasten paperit, jokaisella lapsella oman värisensä kansio. :) Toimii ja paperitkin pysyvät järjestyksesä - ainakin melkein. :D

    Aurinkoista päivää! :)

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  5. Ihanan värikkäitä kuvia :)

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  6. Bellissimo l'abinamento del violetto e giallo! Davvero incantevole! Buona giornata :-)

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  7. You're dealing with bureaucracy...ha,ha: we have to organize a team. Love your red colored leaves, are they rowan? This violet is so pretty!

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  8. Jos nuo puna-vihreä kuvat ovat viime hetken kuvia, ne ovat ihastuttavia, suorastaan riemullisia. Ja orvokki, jossa on luonnolliset vastavärit on upea.

    T. Täysin arkista

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  9. Onpas mukava postaus. Ihania värejä, hyvä idea ottaa folderit mukaan.

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  10. Glorious colours, complementary or not

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  11. Ihania kuvia! Kauniita luonnonvärejä ja huiman ihanan kirkkaita värejä kansioissa. :)

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  12. Another selection of wonderful photos, Sara!

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  13. Complementary colours always make for an eye-catching look. Isn't it fun that mundane file folders are now made in so many wonderful colours? Great photos, Sara. Those pansy flowers are the prettiest things.

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  14. Hi Sara,
    This is a fun topic!
    I find it sometimes fun to color, we have coloring books for adults, and I always like to experiment with colors, complementary or opposite.
    Yor photos are beautiful and the first photo is a beautiful. How could it be otherwise with a violet lover.

    Love, Gerry

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  15. Ihanat kuvat varsinkin orvokeista. En olekaan tullut ajatelleeksi vastaväriasiaa aikaisemmin, ehkä juuri siksi orvokeissa miellyttää tuo väriyhdistelmä :)

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  16. These are all very lovely! Fantastic images!

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  17. Beautiful photos love the colors. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  18. I love all your photos and the colours are amazing! Even though the green didn't show the way you had hoped, I still like what I see. And my favourite colour is green, too. :)

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  19. Kauniit värit! Värejä ei voi koskaan olla liikaa. Vaikeaa uskoa että joskus aikoinaan suosin mustaa. :-)

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  20. Upeita kuvia, etenkin nuo voimakkaan väriset kansiot ovat kuvauksellisia, tykkään niistä.

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  21. Orvokit ovat kuvauksellisia ihanuuksia. Kauniit värit. Hyvä idea piristää officea väreillä, pitäisiköhän kokeilla työpaikalla...

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  22. You have a good eye for pleasing complimentary colours. Originally the garden on the south slope of our house was blues, purples and yellow which looked nice. However, as with all gardens it evolved and now has other colours as well, pretty but not as striking.
    Your collection of colourful folders makes filing things more fun doesn't it? I often colour code things myself.

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  23. Ihanan värikkäitä kuvia!<3 Väriterapia on aina paikallaan.:)

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  24. Ihania kansioita - ja totta: minulla toimii myös "mitä tylsempi aihe sitä iloisemman värinen kansio" :)

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  25. Fabulous photos and colors Sara....I love complementary colors in the garden!

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