Color Design Rule

When it comes to color proportion, did you know there is similarity between men’s suits, interior design, and web design? No? Then you may find the color design rule 60/30/10 of interest. Plus, it may aid you in planning your next weaving project.

First, what is the 60/30/10 color design rule? It’s an approach to using color in order to create harmony and balance. The fundamentals for developing a color scheme are as follows:

60% is a dominant color
30% is a secondary color
10% is an accent color

Pretty easy, huh? Maybe I just have your attention. How about some examples? Okay, here we go . . .

In interior design, the 60/30/10 rule

60% as the dominant color may include the color for the walls . . . or at least the majority of the walls. For large rooms, it might include major furniture, flooring, and even the dominant fabric.
30% as the secondary color may include the smaller furniture, ceiling color, cabinets, and area rugs.
10% as an accent color may include pillows, lap throws, trim and molding, and other accessories.

For men’s suits, the application of the 60/30/10 rule may be observed

60% of the color is in the jacket and slacks
30% of the color is in the shirt
10% of the color is in the tie

In web design, the 60/30/10 rule has been used in the following manner:

60% is the primary color of the overall space. This may be the background color
30% of the color is a secondary color and used to create contrast with the primary color
10% is an accent color that should work with both the primary color and secondary color and used to highlight items to draw a reader’s attention.

I hope it has been useful to you. Enjoy!

SOURCE: Robyn Spady’s Blog

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