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My name is Kavita Gandhi and I created KavitaKriti (Creations by Kavita).

My speciality is Indian luxury hand painted silk scarves. Through KavitaKriti my hope is to create awe-inspiring silk scarves with an honest reflection of my Indian roots. Growing up I was surrounded by Indian textiles and embroideries and always marveled at the craftsmanship of what I saw. KavitaKriti is an avenue for me to pay homage to these wonderful art forms and represent them to you in my own way.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Complementary color scheme case study

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Complementary color schemes use hues directly opposite each other on the color wheel. In this silk scarf, the basic colors are derived from the hues - red and green.

Contrasting colors tend to be sharp and vibrant, especially when they are used at full saturation. However I think the complementary color scheme works well in this scarf because each dominant hue is supported with a corresponding tone for balance.  Also, white is always an excellent color choice for creating a harmonious color palette.

Because of the bold colors in this scheme, I would play it safe and pair the scarf with hues from the complementary color scheme.

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