I referenced my Color in Spinning book by Deb Menz because it has a great chapter called "Understanding Color Principles most useful to Spinners" and it's all about color combinations, what they are called, and how they work. Even though this book is aimed at spinners, I feel in a general way it will help me as a weaver.
I found this color wheel that labeled all the secondary colors, or colors you can get when you mix the primary colors together. Notice how I have 2 families of colors working together, but they are opposite each other. That is why it works so well. It kind of forms a square shape,
When I was warping my loom, I saw groups of my colors that looked really good together that I wanted to investigate further. Like the orange, blue, and yellow were a great combination! That is split complementary for sure, as well as the purple, blue, and orange. Also, the pink, purple, and blue were pretty together, and a good analogous combination. Another analogous combination were the yellow, orange, and pink, and that combination would make for some exciting dishtowels as well. These colors will be fun to play with a little bit more when I'm done with this project!
I love colorful projects!
Fun color tool:
Great color wheel for weavers: