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Using Analogous Colors to Make Your Instagram Pop!

Peter Francella

Using Analogous Colors to Make Your Instagram Pop! by Peter Francella on July 12th, 2019

A great way to make your page really pop is to use an analogous color palette. The great thing about this is that as a creator, you really get to explore different ways to create content around a specific color set. Exploring color is crucial to understanding color, and you will be a better content creator because of it!


When selecting an analogous color palette, stick to just five colors. That’s all you need. This magic number will ensure absolutely zero repetition in the overall look of your grid because no color will ever be side by side, or above and below itself. Follow the pattern of the magic five and your page will definitely look like you put some effort into how your content is shared.


Contrast is key here, as well as the overall grid. If you look at the example, you will notice there isn’t any repetition directly next to each image. If one image is a certain hue of blue, don’t make any of the surrounding images to that image the same blue.



Analogous colors will never clash on their own because they can’t, they are adjacent to each other on the color wheel, there is no space between them. This is what makes them so pleasing to view, and it’s the same reason why I prefer analogous colors over monochromatic colors. It gives you just a bit more variety, as opposed to just tints, tones, and shades of a single color.



If you’re someone who doesn’t want just one analogous color set and you’d like to have your page change up every once and a while, feel free to change from one color set to another! It will allow you to keep exploring even more analogous color sets and ideas for content!