Re: Help Color Combination and Patterns
You could look at a book by Josef Albers called The Interactions of Colour. He argues that colours, in lived human visual experience, are not constants but exist in relation to each other. Drawing on courses he taught at the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College in North Carolina, he systematically displays how hue and tone shift according to what colours are set next to each other and how this arrangement is done. It would tell you a lot about what you, not unreasonably, call 'these tricks'.