Selecting items for a scrapbook page can be time-consuming and often requires more brain cells than I can muster. I have discovered one trick that works wonders. I choose a color scheme that complements my photo first. Once you’ve decided on a color palette, it’s easier to identify the right paper, embellishments, and ephemera that will harmonize with your photo and create a cohesive page.
This summertime layout was created using elements from the June Hip Kit. Having a complementary color scheme in mind made the selection process uncomplicated and the assembly simple.
One great thing about using complementary colors is that they create a strong visual impact. This blue and orange combination is a great choice for creating a bright and summery feel.
Blue is often used in summer designs because of its correlation to water and sky, while orange has a bright energetic feel. Paired together, they create an eye-catching arrangement.
It’s important to pay attention to the specific shades of blue and orange that you use in your design. Bright, vibrant shades of both colors can create a playful and spirited vibe, while softer or more muted shades can create a more calming effect.
I chose different shades of blue and orange throughout my design to add depth and interest. I also added different patterns and textures to create a unique look.
Once I had decided on the color scheme, I choose one color as the dominant hue and the other as an accent. In the photo, blue is the prevailing color, so I chose that as my primary.
In my video, I share how I selected items for my page to fit with this color scheme and show you how this layout came together.
Having a color scheme in mind helped me to create a cohesive and balanced design without having to overthink the process. Complementary colors, like blue and orange, create a natural contrast that is both eye-catching and harmonious. It’s also a great color combination for your summer photos.
I hope this inspired you to try something new. If you have any questions about this project or the supplies listed above, feel free to leave me a comment.
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