Day 13 of my acrylic pouring color theory series is a serene split complementary palette of pastels. This technique and color combination would be perfect for a calm, relaxing space. And yet, there’s still a bit of visual interest and texture with the cells and contrast between the violet hues and the yellow.
If you would like to follow along with my 30-day acrylic pouring color theory video series, grab your very own color wheel and color scheme guides printable below and some paint!
Color of the Day:
- Split Complementary – Yellow, Red-violet, Blue-violet
- Light Blue-violet
- Light Red-violet
- Light Yellow
- Flip-cup pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Violet (magenta and blue) and blue for blue-violet, red and violet for red-violet, yellow and white for light yellow, white and red-violet for light red-violet, white and blue-violet for light blue-violet)
I used magenta for my violet hues because I think it makes a less muddy color because there isn’t a yellow undertone to it as there is with red. So if you ever want to make a very vivid violet color, go with magenta. I have found that I actually prefer the Liquitex Basics Quinacridone Magenta to the Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta.
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Blue
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Basics Titanium White
- 8in x 10in canvas
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
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