There is no shortage of information and “attack plans” when considering color choices that will contribute to both the Unity and Harmony design qualities of a painting. The more one can educate themselves about the nuances of color management the better. However, this can be an overwhelming task. I have charted my ten favorite approaches that help me ensure color harmony and help keep me on track once I have decided on the mood I hope to set with a painting. Remember, color choices most closely reflect emotions, and matching the approach with the mood I hope to set is important. I think of these choices as a quiver of arrows, and after considering my subject matter and the tone I hope to set carefully, I then only have to pick the proper arrow! Links to download the PDFs of these handouts are below the images.