As a general rule, any combination of colors that have more than three colors can be used as a “pattern.” It can be used to choose from among colors that are a match for another pair of colors or to pick a color combination that is “better” than “opposite” a color. If there are two or more colors that are very similar, and there are several “pattern” colors, you may want to look at an individual pair, rather than making a general match and hoping that one color will pair well.
But if the specific patterns don’t seem to work well together with others, you may want to use a single pair for all of your designs because one or more of the “pattern” colors are not a good match. The more colors you have, the more likely it is that a particular pattern or combination will work well.
Do you need more than three colors on a candlestick pattern to be a “pattern”?
If the pattern is made up of a larger number of colors and you need to create a pattern with an even number of colors, you need two or more patterns.
What is one color on a candlestick that is a perfect match to another?
Any color that is a complete match between “pattern” and “opposite” “pattern” colors is a “perfect” match. When two colors can be matched one to one, there is no need to change patterns because there are no “perfect” “pattern” colors.
What color combination is the “best” for matching a “pattern” color to an “opposite”, but not an “opposite” color?
A “pattern” will often make another “pattern” or “opposite” color look “perfect,” as long as no two “pattern” or “opposite” colors are the same color. However, there have been cases where this has caused the same combination to look completely wrong, as illustrated by a case in the March 18, 2012, issue of Scientific American from the University of Arizona.
In those cases (in which there were two colors that were a perfect match to each other), this had to have been done intentionally by an artist. The artist had to know that there would be no two “pattern” colors that were exactly the same, and that “pattern” color would not always have to be the one that matched “opposite” “pattern” color for this combination to work properly. This could require a slight change