I promised some more idea about color and design that I learned from my time in business doing window treatments. Some of my lessons from that experience have informed my process of design today. Many of these may be familiar, but sometimes we need reminding of those basics...at least I do!
1. Rule of three. When in doubt think three. Three colors in a space, on a piece, or in a garden. A main color, a secondary color and an accent color. This often goes for elements as well as color. An example that immediately comes to mind is this pin that was recently featured on Polymer Clay Daily by Julie Picarello. Three colors, three faces. A wonderful balance.
In Julia Sober's beautiful box shown here, she uses this idea of distribution beautifully. The black, and the vibrant colors are in balance. Your eye does not get stuck in anyone spot. It travels over the piece, again and again. She also balances the form with the repetition of shapes and forms.