Using natural symmetry of the pattern
to create beautiful coloring designs
3-Color design ideas using the natural symmetry of the pattern to color the patterns. This approach also works well for any repeatable patterns or mandalas.
Part 2 – Coloring With 3 Colors
read Part 1 – Coloring With 2 Colors
3 styles of coloring with 3 colors.
Style #1 – Alternate 3 colors
Color every other piece with different color
Style #2 – Color 2 consecutive pieces with the same color
Color the first half with one color and the second half with the other color.
Style #3 – Use 3 (or more) colors for the whole pattern
Consider your entire pattern as a single piece and use 3 or more colors to color different parts of the pattern.
Example: Outer pieces with 1 color, inner pieces with 2 other alternating colors.
Put it all together
Mix and match 2 color designs and 3 color designs to come up with different styles and variations
Basic Pinwheel Coloring Pattern – 3 color design
The examples above are based on a “Basic Pinwheel” coloring pattern, follow the link to learn how to draw this pattern and see more coloring designs.
This pattern is also available in a high-quality printable coloring page in our Free Coloring Pattern eBook that you can download by clicking here.
Did you miss Part 1, coloring with 2 colors? Click here for Part 1 – Coloring Tips – 2 Colors.
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