Folk art is an art that inherits the 5000 year history of the Chinese nation. It contains our humanistic spirit and folk customs. When it comes to folk art, we have to mention its color matching. One of the highlights of folk art is its dazzling but not uncomfortable color matching.
First of all, we should know some common sense about color. Color is divided into color system and colorless system. Color system is red, orange, yellow, purple, blue and other colors, and colorless system is black, white and gray. The color system is generally used in folk traditional art, because the color system will be more lively and lovely. For example, our common dragon and lion dance is composed of common colors of red, white and yellow. Red represents enthusiasm, while yellow is very bright. White is the basic color, not so eye-catching. These three colors match just well together.
Warm tone, cold tone, warm tone is red, orange and yellow, and cold tone is cyan, blue and purple. Neutral tones are black, gray and white. Warm colors give people the feeling of warm sunshine. The cool color gives people a feeling of silence and depression. Because most of the folk traditional arts are only available on festivals or lively occasions, they usually use warm colors.
Contrast colors can be matched, such as black and white, red and green, and the matching of similar colors. They belong to the same color, but they are different in depth and light. For example, light brown with dark brown, large powder with pink, light green with dark green, light blue with dark blue, etc. the matching of similar colors will make people feel very natural and not abrupt at all. In the art of paper cutting, the most common is the matching of similar colors, which is often used when cutting flowers.
In short, the color matching of folk art is based on the principle of color matching, which can attract attention without exaggeration.