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PostSubject: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Wed Dec 07 2011, 23:31

I have gone with a Dark Purple (the old GW Imperial Purple) for my DE. The skin will be very pale, almost white.
However, when I look at the 50+ Wyches that are not even half done I think they all look too dark, I need a good contrasting color to make them "pop". I think some will have brown leather for gloves and boots but those are only scattered throughout, otherwise all the black will look like latex/leather with a gloss effect.

So I guess my contrasting color will be for the belts/sashes/pouches and things like that.

Ideas? Examples?
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Thu Dec 08 2011, 00:39

Color Wheel says Yellow.
Contrasting colors are across from each other on the wheel.


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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Thu Dec 08 2011, 03:10

The old Imperial Purple was pretty dark if my memory serves correctly. (They haven't made that in what, 7-10 years or so?) Might be better off with an orange color(though I've never been able to bring myself to paint orange on anything other than Troll Slayers)

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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Thu Dec 08 2011, 14:23

If the Imperial Purple is near the Blue-violet on the colour wheel, you should use an Orange...

I would choose "Ember Orange" from P3, as it is less saturated than the GW`s one, and because when painting an army I try to limit mixing colours.

So the purple/orange would make a nice contrast scheme.
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Thu Dec 08 2011, 17:37

I'm with kohedhron on this one, orange might just be the better option with possible blue as a complimentary colour triangle to cool down the orange
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Fri Dec 09 2011, 05:56

I also vote for orange I've been using the foundation orange and vallejo game color orange fire for mine. here is a wip of my ravager



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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Fri Dec 09 2011, 06:37

Dark purple? I vote for... teal. And white.

Main reason is that hot and cold colours often don't mix too well. If You want yellow, try "fresh lemon" (yellow with tint of green).
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Fri Dec 09 2011, 08:33

I second teal otherwise it might be too much of a contrast
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Fri Dec 09 2011, 09:48

I concur. Stay on cold colors , its more Dark Eldarish.

You may actually think about metall parts and paint sail with white.Whatever you chose dont overbright.

Dark Purple , Brass Metallic , White Sails seems like ok color scheme.

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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Sat Dec 10 2011, 09:21

my old Slaneesh-CSM had a purple colorscheme with bone-color as a contrast (dark brown, lightbrown, bleached bone, skullwhite highlights). Looked quite good.

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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Thu Dec 15 2011, 08:03

I used dark gold trim, and white sails on my Raiders. I agree with white as a contrast.
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Thu Dec 15 2011, 08:37

I found red works really well with purple, it contrasts but looks great
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Fri Dec 16 2011, 12:52

My experience with tyranids tells me that brooding green goes uber-well with dark purple.

Extreme highlights, by the way - use them =).
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PostSubject: Re: Need ideas for a good contrasting color for Dark Purple   Fri Dec 16 2011, 22:10

But make them very thin, if you do.

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