Colors Made EasyDo you think that a color wheel is a tool that dictates which colors must be used together in a quilt? If you do, wipe the thought from your mind. A color wheel is simply a reference tool that shows you how colors work together. It can definitely help guide you -- and stimulate your creativity -- but don't allow the wheel to make your color choices.
Color Value for QuiltersColor value is a term that refers to how light or dark a color is when placed next to another color. Color value is every bit as important as color itself, because it helps quilters decide how to arrange patches of fabric to make them either blend or contrast with each other, and it's those arrangements that create a design.
Color value works hand in hand with the color wheel. Becoming familiar with the intertwined characteristics of color and color value will help you position fabrics to create the image that's in your mind. Learn to juggle color and color value and you'll be happy with your quilts every time.