How to use a color wheel to make your food photography stand out

When you’re photographing food at home, you have full control over the way things are arranged — the fabrics, textures and props you want to use.

It can be helpful to use a color wheel for ideas if you feel overwhelmed trying to come up with a creative color combination. Food photography is heavily influenced by what’s current in design, and the color wheel is a tool designers and artists constantly rely on for a creative boost.

A rainbow is its simplest form: red, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, yellow, yellow-green, green, blue-green, blue, blue-violet, violet, red-violet.