No need to adjust your monitors – this week we’re dealing with achromatic colour!
Achromatic colour is that which technically has zero saturation and therefore no hue, such as neutral greys, white or black. Simply it means ‘without colour’. Though it can be an effective colour scheme, it can very easily look dull. Using an achromatic scheme with just one bright colour or the pop of a colour photograph however can be dramatic. Lou and Jane demonstrate some fabulous examples of an achromatic colour scheme below.
Louise had no idea what Achromatic meant until this brief but she was pretty happy when she found out. She needed to create using neutral greys and white or black!!! This was right up her creative alley, so to speak!
In the above layout and the two that follow, Louise has demonstrated how flexible an achromatic colour scheme can be. She has used mostly black, white and assorted grey coloured cardstocks, with the occasional application of patterned paper/overlays, and sticker and rub0-on elements.
Oh and of course it would be a Louise layout without some string, wire or mist!
Jane loves working with an achromatic scheme, the grey, black and white is a great way to create a crisp clean effect. Jane would recommend everyone to take the challenge and work without hues, it's very liberating!!