Color is everywhere. We can’t escape it. Color tells us how to feel, colour helps us identify good from bad, and colour helps define our identity. As humans, we have the fortunate ability to differentiate between about 7 million colours. We can’t name them all, but we can usually tell the difference between them. And colour plays an important role in art and design. For the purposes of this post, I want to talk about the colour red. As colours go, the red is one of the most dominant colours available.
Pairing with red
Colors work well when they are paired with complementary colors too. A complementary color for red is green (think Christmas, or Heineken). Whenever we can place the dominant color with it’s passive complimentary color, it helps to make the subject pop off the page.
Placing the color red in your images can be a lot easier than you think. It’s everywhere in our world, and everyone has a feeling about it. As photographers, our challenge is to use the color red in such a way that our viewers see what we want them to see.
How do you use the color red in your photos? Leave your comments below.