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used to create style and appeal Colors that create an aesthetic feeling when used together will commonly accompany each other in color schemes. A basic color scheme will use two colors that look appealing together. More advanced color schemes involve several colors in combination
of different values (tints and shades) of one single color.
Monochromatic color scheme
colors are colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. y Some examples are green, yellow green, and yellow or red, orange and yellow. Analogous color schemes are often found in nature and are pleasing to the eye.
Analogous color scheme
Portrait of the Actress Jeanne Samary By Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 Oil on Canvass Used analogous harmonies: red, red-orange, and orange
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Analogous color scheme
Complementary colors are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, red and green, purple and yellow.
Complementary color scheme
A color scheme that includes a main color and the two colors one space away from it one each side of the color wheel. An example is red, blue, and violet.
SplitSplit-analogous color scheme
A color scheme that includes a main color and the two colors on each side of its complementary (opposite) color on the color wheel. These are the colors that are one hue and two equally spaced from its complement. To avoid fatigue and maintain high contrast, this color scheme should be used when giving powerpoint presentations, or when using a computer for an extended period of time.
SplitSplit-complementary color scheme
A color scheme in which 3 colors of equidistant distribution on the color wheel are used, e.g., red, blue, and yellow.
Triadic color scheme
Tetrads (or quadrads) are any four colors with a logical relationship on the color wheel, such as double complements.
Tetradic color scheme
A color scheme that includes only colors not found on the color wheel, called neutrals, such as beige, brown, and gray.
Neutral color scheme
A color scheme that includes neutral colors, like white, beige, brown, grey, or black, and one or more small doses of other colors. eg.brown and beige with blue, gray and black with red
Accented neutral color scheme
Warm color schemes do not include blue at all, and likewise, cool color schemes do not include red at all. For example, a color scheme that includes "warmer" colors may have orange, yellow, and red-orange in it. "Cooler" colors are green, violet, light blue, etc.
Warm and Cool Color Schemes