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Tip 3: Select One Thematic and One Accent Color

We went over this during your pre-color script, but I can’t stress enough how important it is to choose a dominant thematic color to unify your entire piece. Doing this gives you a basis on which to establish your palette and offers viewers a theme through which they can experience your piece. Once you’ve established your thematic color, you should focus on selecting an accent color. There are many ways to pick color pairs. Try complementary colors, analogous colors, colors next to each other on the color wheel, whatever. From this dominant and accent color all other color decisions are derived—so choose carefully and choose early.

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