How to combine colors: Multicolor Harmony

Spring, more than any other season, makes me want colors! On this occasion, I really wanted to resume my series of articles of tips and advice around colorful associations.

For this new blog post, I wanted to offer you ranges of multicolored colors and show you how to combine colors together in a harmonious way.

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PHOTO CREDIT – ADELINE KLAM

If the subject of color interests you and you are not familiar with this series of articles, here are the two previous posts published around colored associations:

This is a type of article that I really want to offer you more often. So don’t hesitate to share your colorful questions with me in the comments!

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PHOTO CREDIT – ADELINE KLAM

When you visit the store, many of you tell me that this multitude of colors makes you feel good and brings you joy and cheerfulness! I particularly like to imagine colorful associations of this kind because it is a whole range of positive emotions that is available to us.

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PHOTO CREDIT – ADELINE KLAM

To develop your colorful range, I advise you first to start with a color that you particularly like, which makes you vibrate and to compose around it. To start, you can associate it with its complementary color, which is opposite your starting color on the color wheel, for example purple for yellow. This allows you to create a strong first contrast that really catches the eye!

If you don't know in which direction to go to compose your multicolored range, it may also be interesting to use the color wheel (by Johannes Itten) to guide you in your associations. You are free to play with secondary and tertiary colors, alternations of warm colors and cold colors, saturation differences, etc., to create a colorful harmony that you like.

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PHOTO CREDIT – ADELINE KLAM


HOW TO USE IT ?

The multicolored harmonies are invigorating! They will therefore be perfect for a living room such as a living room or a dining room, especially if these spaces are clear. They can also be very inspiring and therefore ideal in a workshop or office, for example.

I find that they stimulate the imagination particularly well and in my case, they inspire a multitude of creative projects: an origami mobile for a child's bedroom, a bouquet of crepe flowers for a festive table, a light garland for a living room, a birthday card...

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PHOTO CREDIT – ADELINE KLAM


HOW TO COMBINE IT?

The multi-colored harmonies are strong and already combine a significant number of colors together! It can be interesting, however, to play with warm and cool tones and see how a few changes in colored tones, more or less cold or warm, can transform your entire range.

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PHOTO CREDIT – ADELINE KLAM / OLIVIER COCHARD


I am taking advantage of this article to tell you in a few words about our new “Crepon Flower Bouquet” Mexico kit (photo below)! It is a multi-colored range with a dominance of warm tones which will be ideal for bringing a touch of color to an interior with the arrival of sunny days and the return of summer temperatures. I hope you like it as much as we do and will make you want to start making crepon flowers!

Because an image (several in this case!) is sometimes better than 1000 words, I have grouped throughout this article several photos of interior decorations, origami, bouquets of crepon flowers, very colorful Japanese paper creations to show you the different possible multicolored combinations!

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PHOTO CREDIT – ADELINE KLAM / OLIVIER COCHARD


I hope that this article has inspired you and given you some possible combinations for your future creations or decoration projects!

See you soon !

Adeline

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What are your favorite colorful combinations?
What harmonies do you want us to tackle?

Tell us more below in the comments!

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6 comments


  • Adeline Klam

    MAUGER PIERRETTE > Merci beaucoup de partager ces quelques mots avec nous ! C’est vraiment adorable de votre part :) Nous sommes ravis d’apprendre que notre boutique (et nos articles) vous inspirent, vous donnent confiance et vous font rêver ! Quel programme ! Au plaisir de vous accueillir en boutique !

    ELSA HOPKINS > Oh ! Merci beaucoup pour vos encouragements ! C’est noté ! N’hésitez pas à nous partager des associations colorées qui vous intéresseraient pour nos futurs articles :)


  • Elsa Hopkins

    Bonjour, je sais pas pas mal de choses en origami, mon appartement a une cloison recouverte d’un papier peint briques aux couleurs foncées des rouges/des noires/du bleu gris. Je me demandais quelles couleurs utilisées, j’aimerais faire soit des pampilles suspendues en plafond ou des guirlandes de fleurs ou de grues. Est-ce que vous avez un conseil pour moi :-)?
    Merci 😊


  • Elsa Hopkins

    Bonjour,
    J’étais très contente de lire un article sur l’association des couleurs. J’avais lu celui pour le bleu et l’orange, que j’avais adoré. J’avais fait une pampille très jolie. Donc, oui, ces articles sont très intéressants! Keep on :-)
    Et merci !


  • Mauger Pierrette

    Bonjour j’ai eu l’occasion de venir à votre boutique et j’adore.
    Elle est pleine de gaieté et d’inspiration.vos articles sur l’association des couleurs est très intéressant car pour ma part je n’ose pas mélanger beaucoup de couleurs.
    Vous m’inciter à oser plus d’autant que vous avez beaucoup de choix et des papiers superbes et qui se travaille très bien.
    Continuez à nous faire rêver merci


  • Adeline Klam

    ANNE > Merci à vous pour votre adorable petit mot Anne ! Nous en sommes très touchés. Nous sommes ravis si nos kits créatifs et nos suggestions de décorations vous inspirent et vous aiguillent dans vos choix décoratifs :) Les couleurs ont le don de provoquer en nous les émotions les plus joyeuses !


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