I didn’t know what I was going to write about today, so I thought I’d talk about something that’s been on my mind a bit lately: limited palettes. I’m amazed at how well talented artists can mix so few colors, even as few as five, to match almost any other color they need, provided they’ve picked the right shades.
I’m not so great at matching colors exactly, but I do find myself mixing secondary colors much more often than I use the ready made ones on my palette. Furthermore, I use certain shades of primary colors over others even though theoretically sky blue and ultramarine blue should be equally useful! It’s not even something I consciously think about. Makes me wonder if these limited palette advocates are on to something.
Do you have any experience using limited palettes? What do you think of them?