I recently came across an older series of posts from James Gurney about relative neutral grays and using gamut masking to tailor your color choices with a limited palette.
I decided to give it a try, and used my pocket color wheel to choose limited palettes for two small pastel studies. For the first, a harmonious range of yellow-orange, yellow, yellow-green and green, plus just a bit of complementary violet and pink (red tint); for the second, a range of blue-green through red-violet with a pretty strong complementary yellow-orange. (Yes, OK, those are pretty big ranges for a limited palette, but I'm a color nut and find it VERY hard to limit my colors in pastels!)
Alexia Rosoff Wilber
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