During Utah Quilt Guild's Quilt Fest, I took a class on Color Theory.
It was taught by the lovely Katie Fowler.
Her saying is "Color theory is a rule, not a tool."
We used her workbook and the color wheel set.
We didn't talk a lot about actual color theory. But she did talk basics and identified some things like hue, value, saturation, and grey scale.
Most of the time we spent exploring colors. I had fun playing.
We sorted buttons according to the color wheel.
I think it turned out rather pretty.
So I took a few from each section and glued them to a piece of card stock. It will make some fun wall art.
We also cut out colored papers, played with fabric, and experimented with colored pencils.
With this paper, I took my favorite color (blue) and payed with different color combinations. Like color triads, double compliments, and analogous complements.
While I didn't learn a lot about the scientific theory of color, I now feel like I have more avenues to help me when I deciding on colors and fabrics for my quilts.
If you need more help picking colors and fabrics, try one of these techniques or use Katie's workbook. (It is like a coloring book!)
Have fun quilting!