Friday, April 10, 2009

Tenth Tute

Hello everybody,

Welcome to this month's "Tenth Tute". I have chosen to write about monochromatic layouts.

Monochromatic layouts are layouts that use one specific colour, therefore always having that "pulled-together" look. Using colours from the same colour family when creating layouts is a simple way to draw the viewer into your photographs. Using monochromatic colours will help you overcome the intimidation you may feel when choosing colours for your layout, since it is so easy to use various shades of one colour.

First example is by the very talented Kathryn who has used several shades of pink giving a whole lot of variety to this page. From the beautiful bold pink to the soft pastel pink the colours all compliment each other perfectly. The patterned papers used also incorporate various shades of pink, tying the page together beautifully. The circle of pink draws your eye directly to the photo.

The next example is by the gorgeous Tracy where she has used different shades of blue to compliment her exquisite flowers. Again the circle of colour and flowers draws your eye directly to the beautiful photo.

Another example by Tracy is this gorgeous layout using different shades of green. The greens definitely compliment the photos of her children decorating the tree at Christmas which is such a harmonious and peaceful time. (well sometimes – lol!)

So next time you are procrastinating about what papers or colours to use for the special photo, why not try a monochromatic layout for something totally different.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic tute Kris - love monochromatic schemes as it is so easy to match everything.

ames said...

Fabulous tute, Kris, with gorgeous examples from the monochromatic queens :).

Tracy Firth said...

Thakns for the great tutes Kris- I do love a good monochromatic layout.