COLORS: BLURRED TRANSITIONS or SHARP TRANSITIONS
Do you prefer the transitions between colors in your composition to be blurred, or to have sharp delineations?
The jewelry designer must be strategic in the placement of color within the piece. The designer achieves balance and harmony, partly through the placement of colors. The designer determines how colors are distributed within the piece, and what movement and rhythm and effect result. And the designer determines what proportions of each color are used, where in the piece, and how.
Those of us who teach color theory try to come up with scientific and objective rules for choosing and using colors. However, a lot of those choices, in reality, can be very subjective.
One subjective choice has to do with the transition from one color to the next. Some people, like myself, prefer a blurring of colors at their boundaries. Think: Impressionism.
Other people prefer a sharp, clear, obvious boundary of colors at their boundaries. Think: Realism.
Which do you prefer – Blurred or Sharp?