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The Color Wheel

The Color Wheel

  • Red, Red-Orange, Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow, Yellow-Green, Green, Blue-Green, Blue, Blue-Violet, Violet, Red-Violet

Color Wheel

Complementary Color Suggestions:

  • 3 Colors
    • 3 Colors (Light & Pigment): Red, Green & Blue; Pink, Yellow, & Bright Blue;
    • 3 Colors (Primary Triad):  Red, Yellow, Blue
    • 3 Colors (Secondary Triad):  Orange, Green, Violet
    • 3 Colors (Tertiary Triads):  Red-Violet, Yellow-Orange, Blue-Green OR Red-Orange, Yellow-Green, Blue-Violet.
    • 3 Colors (Single Split Complementaries):  Red, Yellow-Green, Blue-Green; Orange, Blue-Green, Blue Violet; Yellow, Red-Violet, Blue-Violet; Green, Red-Orange, Red-Violet; Blue, Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange; Violet, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green
    • 3 Analogous Colors:  any 3 colors adjacent on the color wheel
      • Example:  Red-Violet, Red, & Red-Orange; Red, Red-Orange, & Orange; OR Red-Orange, Orange, & Yellow-Orange.
    • 3 shades:  Light, Medium, and Dark of the same color
      • Example:  Baby Blue, Blue, Navy Blue OR Pale Pink, Medium Pink, Dark Pink OR Pale Yellow, Yellow, Gold
  • 4 Colors
    • 4 Colors (Double Split Complementaries): two sets of complementary colors.  Examples: Red, Orange, Green, Blue. Orange, Yellow, Blue, Violet;
    • 4 Analogous Colors:  any 4 colors adjacent on the color wheel
      • Example:  Red-Violet, Red, Red-Orange and either Violet or Orange;  OR Red, Red-Orange, Orange and either Red-Violet or Yellow-Orange
    • 4 shades: Light, Medium-Light, Medium-Dark, and Dark of the same color
      • Example:  Baby Blue, Bright Blue, Royal Blue, Navy Blue OR Pastel Green, Light Green, True Green, and Dark Green
  • 6 Colors
    • 6 Colors (Primary & Secondary Colors):  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet;
    • 6 Colors (Tertiary Colors):  Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green, Blue-Green, Blue-Violet, Red-Violet
    • 6 Warm Colors:  Red (A), Red-Orange (B), Orange (C), Yellow-Orange (D), Yellow (E) and either Red-Violet or Yellow-Green
    • 6 Cool Colors:  Green (G), Blue-Green (H), Blue (I), Blue-Violet (J), Violet (K), and either Red-Violet or Yellow-Green
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