Color Wheel/Basic Color Schemes
The Color Wheel is a simple tool. The
colors are arranged on a circle in the order of a rainbow. There are 12
colors in a standard Color Wheel.
Colors that cannot be mixed from any
Colors are a combination
of two Primary Colors. Just like when
you mixed your red fingerpaint with
your blue fingerpaint and you ended
up with purple!
Tertiary Colors: (tur-she-ary)
Colors are a combination of a Primary Color and a Secondary Color.
Monochromatic color scheme uses a single color in combination with any and all
of its tints and shades.
Example: DEEP-RED RED PINK
color scheme uses any three consecutive colors on the
Example: ORANGE YELLOW RED
that are opposite to each other on the Color Wheel are called Complementary
Colors. They draw from the warm and cool side of the Wheel. When it comes to
Complementary Colors, opposites attract and are attractive together. In your
space, Complementary Colors are very pleasing to the eye.
Example: ORANGE and BLUE