Learning How to Combine Colors: Triads Primary

The colors blue, red, and yellow are called primary, since they are not the result of any mixture, and it is from them is that originate from all the other colors. Combine them up which is not difficult, they “talk” well to each other, the problem is using them without sounding like a comic book character, as the Super Man, for example.

Learning How to Combine Colors Triads Primary

Before anything it is important to explain that harmony between the 3 colors can be called coordination triática, but in this case not to observe the interaction of only the RYB (red, yellow, blue), but also a bit of a combination of blue with red, very common in male clothing.

The triad of the primary is very easy to be found in the collections of designers like Tommy Hilfiger that adopts the theme preppy in their creations. Some variations of the style navy also make use of yellow instead of white, getting very close to the preppy.

As already said, the three colors go together, the large balcony is to know how to douse them, or use variations in tone of one of them to leave the coordination is not so eye-catching. Another option is the old trick of using strong color merged with neutral tones so that the visual impact may be more acceptable. At these times a gray suit, a pair of pants in twill khaki or a white shirt make all the difference.

The combination also falls very well in accessories such as ties and belts, mainly in darker tones of red and blue, as shown in the photo above. The same effect can be achieved in running shoes, caps, bags and even bracelets such as those decorated with the locking anchor which has become so popular.

In the picture above we have an example of how to use the primary colors without exaggeration. The blue, always more restrained, and appears prominently on the torso, the yellow just marks some of the details and makes the V call attention to the face and the tie, the pants in twill has a neutral color nice and the touch of red sneakers to complete the combo with mastery.

You can also combine just two colors of the trio, as the red and the blue, in this case are valid the same rules, using other pieces in neutral tones or milder, to break the contrast. The image above shows a beautiful combination for a day’s work.This look is nothing more than a version candy colors of the primary colors, it can be a little radical for some, but shows you how to work the tones can be a viable alternative.

Last tip

The harmony between the red, blue and yellow can give results very interesting but try to share the proportions of different way, so that always one of the colors is dominant (probably the blue) and the other two appear in small quantities or only in the details, so the result hardly will fail.