It is important to have some chromaticity knowledge to achieve a high quality makeup. We’ve prepared some tips for you, which we hope will help! The RYB (red-yellow-blue) color theory is used in painting, clothing
It is important to have some chromaticity knowledge to achieve a high quality makeup. We’ve prepared some tips for you, which we hope will help!
The RYB (red-yellow-blue) color theory is used in painting, clothing creation, interior design, make-up, and everything else in the art. The chromatic wheel, a work by Johannes Itten, will help us understand this theory more easily. The color wheel is also called the cromatic wheel or the color star.
The primary colors are red, yellow and blue. They are not created by combining other colors and have the highest level of shine. Starting from them, you can get all the other colors. We can get all the shades that exist in nature by combining them in different proportions, but also with the help of non-colors.
Secondary colors are obtained by combining the primary ones in equal proportions, two by two. So:
- ROSE + YELLOW = ORANGE
- YELLOW + BLUE = GREEN
- BLUE + RED = VIOLET
The tertiary colors are those colors obtained by combining a primary color with a secondary color:
- RED + ORANGE = ORANGE-RED
- RED + VIOLET = VIOLET-RED
- BLUE + VIOLET = INDIGO
- BLUE + GREEN = TURQUOISE
- YELLOW + GREEN = GREEN-YELLOW
- YELLOW + ORANGE = ORANGE-YELLOW (GOLD)
These are the 12 colors that form the chromatic circle, also called pure colors.
Acromatic colors: WHITE, BLACK, GRAY
White and black are not found in nature, in pure form. Gray, it’s obtained by combining white and black in varying proportions. This color set is the standard smokey eye makeup model and is chromatically suited to everyone. Chromatic colors (non-colors) can be added to any chromatic combination.
Monochromatic Makeup: This type of makeup is made of a single color, with variations of brightness and darkness.
Analogue Makeup: When it’s made use colors that are next to each other in the color wheel.
Triadic Makeup: Made from colors that are located in the chromatic center at equal distances.
The tetradic makeup is done with any four colors that are complementary to the color scheme. (eg yellow + violet and blue + orange).
Complementary makeup: made with two colors that are in opposition to each other. Complementary colors intensify if they are placed side by side and neutralized if they are placed one over the other.