We don’t study color schemes for tradition or for the sake of theory. We study them because they make people’s brains happy.
Summitview chose to make a new welcome booklet, and I was tasked with designing several illustrations for it to make it something visitors might want to hang onto after the initial reading.
This illustration is based on a topographic map of the Poudre River and the surrounding area. The design uses an analogous color scheme that bridged a blue/orange complementary color scheme.