This exercise will help you see what happens when you mix different hues together.
To use the color mixing tool, click anywhere on the first image to select a warp color, then click anywhere on the second image to select a weft color. You will see the results in the drafts below the images.
Here’s what you should do for the exercise.
Part 1: Mixing Colors in the Same Segment
- Choose red as the warp color by clicking or tapping on the red part of the color wheel in the first image.
- Choose any color in the same color-wheel segment as the red for the weft. That’s any color between yellow and magenta, the area outlined in green.
- Look at the drafts. How bright are the color mixes?
Part 2: Mixing Colors in Different Segments
- Choose red as the warp color.
- Choose any color NOT in the same color-wheel segment as red (outside the area outlined in green).
- Look at the drafts. Are the color mixes brighter or duller than the color mixes in Part 1?
- Repeat, going around the color wheel from colors close to red to colors far away from red. How do the color mixes change?
- You should see the color mixes coming out duller and duller as you move around the color wheel, until they are nearly gray at cyan. Do you?
Part 3: Blending Colors Around the Wheel
- Pick any color in the color wheel as warp.
- Pick the color opposite it as weft.
- What color does it blend into?
- Now, choose other colors as weft, moving around the color wheel until you reach the original color.
- You should see the color mixes becoming gradually brighter as you move around the color wheel, until you reach the original color. Do you?
Pick a Warp Color
Pick a Weft Color