This stage was all about associating colours with moods or emotions – studying colour psychologically. I’m definitely of the opinion that everyone is different! Where I see muted colours as calming and restful, many see them as depressing! For example I’ve chosen a muted green as ‘happy’ where I’m sure most would associate yellow or pink or purple as ‘happy’. I’ve used pattern as well, revisiting some of the very first exercises of the course!

Exercise 2 was to identify a colour mood or theme that I feel really drawn to – I chose a stormy sky and tried to figure out the things I was supposed to notice…
Close tones within any one colour – teal/turquoise/blue/green colours all range from darks to lights but I guess I could pick out the dark tone group as one set and the light tone group as another – the mid tones are kind of seperate perhaps!
Complementary and contrasting colours – Yes, where as the majority of the colour theme is blue/green, I am drawn to the flash of amber and the wooden colours – all tones/saturations of orange which is the contrasting. The blue moving through to green is complementary also. So I guess this is a triadic scheme.
Saturated and unsaturated – There are flashes of saturated teal and I would also say the amber. The unsaturated are all the wooden/slate colours – lots of greyed tones!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. ¬†She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Project 3 Stage 4 was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling