I’m trying to decide what to wear with these pants* that will not be cloying or too sweet. They are lavender, directly across the color wheel from pea green, or maybe Granny Smith apple green. If I go a third of the way around, I get aqua on one side and kind of cheese-like yellow on the other side. Wearing white feels too sweet. Going just a tiny bit in either direction, to magenta or pink, feels like I’m Grape Ape or an Easter egg. Actually, and hilariously, all of these ideas (except pink) show up in this picture of Grape Ape, lol. Hannah Barbara works with a color wheel; now we know!

What else can I do to brainstorm color combos? If I want to Google palettes, how do I narrow down the lavenders included in the results to just the one I’m working with?

*actual pants not shown because the point is learning to do this myself, not finding something to work in this one case.

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