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Thread: History of the Color Wheel

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    Super Member jillaine's Avatar
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    Well, THIS is a fascinating little article, especially for us color-lovers:

    http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/200...he-color-wheel

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    Who would think the history would go back so far.
    Thanks

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    Very interesting. Pity it doesn't use an accurate colour wheel, thought. I'd have liked to have seen a discussion of the red/yellow/blue tradition vs. the Ives colour wheel, which uses magenta/yellow/turquoise as the primaries and is the colour wheel used in printing and fabric.

    [img]http://wanderingmoonpr.files.wordpre...eel-web-sm.png[/img]

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    thanks that is cool, always fun to learn more about color

    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine
    Well, THIS is a fascinating little article, especially for us color-lovers:

    http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/200...he-color-wheel

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    Very interesting...the color wheel is a great tool...but that is what it is...a tool...I rarely use one when deciding colors for a quilt. I just go with what is pleasing to me. Sometimes after I pick out the colors if I were to get a color wheel out, I can find out what combination of colors I picked out in relationship to the wheel. I think some people do have a good sense of color, and others do really struggle with putting colors together, so a color wheel can help know what color combinations work and why they do.

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