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3 Easy Color Palette Tricks for Artists

color color theory design tips May 18, 2022

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Ever want to start a project and immediately get hit by overwhelm? If you’re anything like me, you’re like “Oh my gosh, there are way too many colors to use.” And then I just shut down. I’m like “I don’t even know which one to use. It’s not fun anymore. I don’t want to make any art.” Well I don’t know about you, I hate feeling like that, so I have some tricks I use for quickly picking out color for art and sewing projects!


First: The easiest way to fight overwhelm and keep things really simple is to stick with a monochromatic palette. Monochromatic literally means one color. Using your color wheel, you can identify which color family you’d like to use, and then select your colors from the whole color range of tints, tones, and shades! (If those sound like new terms to you, a tint is a color with white added to it, a tone is a color with gray added...

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