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Color Guide

Color Wheel Primary


! Red
! Blue
! Yellow
Warm Colors
! Red-Violet Secondary
!
!
Red
Red-Orange T P T !
!
Orange
Green
! Orange

P
! Violet

rs

ri
! Yellow-Orange

lo

m
! Yellow
S S Tertiary

ar
o
(Intermediate)

C
! Yellow-Green

y
Secondary Colors ! Red-Orange
y

C
!
ar
Se Yellow-Orange

s
o
lor
T
co
m

!
T

lo
Yellow-Green

Co
nd
ri

rs
Blue-Green
ary
P

ary
! Blue Violet
nd
Co

co ! Red-Violet
lor

P P
Se
s

Primary Colors

T S T Cool Colors
! Red-Violet
! Violet
! Blue-Violet
! Blue
! Blue-Green
! Green
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Three Color Analogous Set


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A Color Triad is made up of ○ ○ ○




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Analogous Colors ○


any three colors equally ○ ○ ○




spaced on the Color Wheel.


Analogous Colors are sets




of three or five neighboring




colors on the color wheel.




The set shares a common




central color.



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Complementary Colors (Opposite)
! Red---Green
2 ! Red-Violet---Yellow-Green
Split Complements ! Violet---Yellow
Split Complements are made
1 ! Blue-Violet---Yellow-Orange
up of one color and the two ! Blue---Orange
colors next to the color’s ! Blue-Green---Red-Orange
complementery color. Five Color Analogous Set
Monochromatic Color Scale (Value Scale)

Shades (Add Black) Tints (Add White)


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