SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR Wheel Chart

SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY

DIRECTIVES:  Split Complementary Colour can help you relax.   Split complementary color schemes and are best used when you want to tone down distractions.

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Split Complementary Colour

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Split colour schemes can help you relax. These split color schemes are best used when you want to tone down distractions

WHEN TO CHOOSE THIS SCHEME

  • These colors blend very well together, and they do give a slight bit of contrast.
  • However, keep in mind that ideally when choosing a split complementary scheme there will be a minimum level of expectation for excitement.
  • This split colour scheme should be used for boring things like computer presentations, informational gatherings, and waiting rooms or stations.
  • Use the complimentary colour scheme in spaces where you want the viewer to be alert, but relaxed.

WHY ARE THESE COLORS CALLED
SPLITTING COMPLIMENTS

A split color scheme could be a little boring.  Here is why.  

The reason the scheme is split is because, when using the

Color Wheel Chart, there will always be a color that divides, or a color located in the middle.

It is really difficult to mess up with this colour scheme, have fun with it.

Lets start with Blue-violet.  

The colors on either side of Blue-violet are important.

Violet and Blue are the colors for the split complementary scheme.

Blue-violet is in the middle, and symbolizes the split.

As you can see, when these two colors are used together they don’t add much excitement.

COLOR SCHEME CHOICES

Split complementary colors include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Orange-Yellow and Yellow-Green
  • Yellow-Green and Blue-Green
  • Blue-Green and Blue-Violet
  • Red and Orange
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ADD SOME FLAIR

If you want to spruce it up a little bit with your split split complementary colour scheme add its specific base color. Split colors that compliment and its base color include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Yellow and Red as the base colors, with Orange as the accent color
  • Blue and Yellow as the base colors, with Green as the accent color.
  • Purple and Green as the base colors, with Blue as the accent color
  • Orange and Purple as the base colors, with Red as the accent color

To the right you see a space with a lot of flair with the pop of purple color added. Below, you see a space with the complimentary colors, orange yellow and red orange, it still has flair with a little less pop.

Now, you have created a space with a lot more flair . . . Enjoy!

 

SECONDARY COLORS on the Colour Wheel

SECONDARY COLORS

PRIMARY COLORS
FOR ARTISTS

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Secondary Colors

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Colors that are secondary are on the color wheel chart. Tertiary colors and primary colors information for the Best color mixing color combinations.

Secondary Colours

Green, Violet (purple), and Orange

  • Color combinations from the color wheel chart, can be created by color mixing two of the primary colours  red, yellow, and blue on the RYB color wheel for artists
  • Because they are mixed with primary colors, or the purest hues colors that are secondary are vivid
secondary colors

RYB Color Model

  • These primary colors create the secondary colors.
  • The colors that belong to the primary model for artists are red, yellow and blue.
  • Primary colours are pure colors and they cannot be created by mixing any other color, and have no black or white in them.
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COLOR COMBINATIONS

  • Blue + Yellow = Green and is located between yellow and blue
  • Green + Blue = Violet and is located between blue and red
  • Red + Yellow = Orange and is located between red and yellow

Tertiary Colors

  • Mixing primary colours and secondary colours creates tertiary colors

There are six Tertiary color combinations.

tertiary colors

  1. Red + Orange = Red Orange
  2. Yellow + Orange = Yellow Orange
  3. Yellow + Green = Yellow Green
  4. Red + Violet = Red Violet
  5. Blue + Violet = Blue Violet
  6. Blue + Green = Blue Green

( Violet = Purple )  Purple is a mix of the color red, and the color blue

Green is a primary color and created by mixing blue, and yellow. Green is also on the RGB color wheel (search for it in the upper right hand corner).

Orange  Get Color Orange Meaning and its Color Emotion and Color Significance.

Purple  Get color meanings for purple and find out about the affect colors and moods have on us.

 

RYB COLOR MODEL on the Colour Wheel Chart

RYB COLOR MODEL

THE COLOUR WHEEL CHART

DESCRIPTIVE:  RYB Color Model is the Red Yellow Blue Which is The Primary Colors Model and is More Popular Than RGB Colors.

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RYB Color Model

RYB Color Model is the Red Yellow Blue are the Primary Colors Model and More Popular Than RGB Colors.

RYB THE SUBTRACTIVE COLOR MODEL
RED, YELLOW, BLUE

The blue yellow red color model is considered the traditional primary color model.

Red yellow blue are the three primary colors on the basic color wheel chart.  These are the colors that most artists, the fashion industries, and educators of the world use to create their color concepts.

Red, yellow, and blue cannot be made from mixing another color.

  • In other words, these three colors red yellow blue cannot be made from a mixture of any other color.
  • This is why each of the colors of the red yellow blue  color model are considered primary.
  • Red, yellow, and blue colors primary colors and based on and around the yellow red blue color model.
  • Primary Colors – When making colors lighter and darker: Add white to any color you want to make lighter.

RGB Colors

What are the Primary Colors? –   The Primary Colors are the three foundational colors used to make all other colors except neutrals. Two primary colors will create a secondary color.

Primary Colors for Electronics RGB model which is used mostly for electronic systems and stands for red, green, blue.

SUBTRACTIVE COLORS

  • The subtractive color model uses the red, yellow and blue primary color chart
  • Artists and educators use the yellow red blue chart for inks, dyes and painting with the modern color wheel chart.
  • Subtractive color model starts with light preferably white light, and subtracts wavelengths of light to make color.
  • The color model of subtraction absorbs light to reflect it. Depending on the amount of color that has been absorbed color is created.

 

 

 

 

 

RGB COLORS The Color Wheel Chart

RGB COLORS

THE COLOR WHEEL CHART

DESCRIPTIVE:  RGB Colors are Primary Colors used digitally as in RGB to Hex, and RGB TV Colors.  Colors that are RGB can also be Converted into RGB Pantone Fashion Colors.

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RGB Colors

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RGB Colors are Primary Colors used digitally as in RGB to Hex, and RGB TV Colors.  Colors that are RGB can also be Converted into RGB Pantone Fashion Colors.

RGB – RED, GREEN, BLUE

Each component of red green blue colors are added/mixed together to create their specific wavelength on the color spectrum.

If you are working with computers, televisions, and any other electronic system that calls for color you are using the RGB model of color.

This model is a perception of human primary colors as seen on electronic gadgets, and machines.  Each electronic device may show and/or reproduce a different value of color elements.  the R G B levels vary between manufacturer’s.  The color management must be exact across devices to receive the same color definition.

If using color in sales, it is best to give a notice of intention that the light and/or color varies with each different machine.

Typically creating the right color temperature for blue green red color model is very important for cameras including digital,  video and TV cameras which are considered input devices.

For output devices such as LED displays, mobile phone displays, video projectors etc.

RGB- ADDITIVE COLOR MODEL

  1. Colors that are primary do not have any white or black in them.
  2. Additive colors are the colors used in technology, electronics, and television for video streaming, html coding etc.  The RGB color model is used for additive colors.
  3. The additive model creates primary colors combinations by blending with light.  The process starts with no light or black.  Depending on the amount of color added, and or filtered through a color or hue is created.
  4. When making colors lighter and darker: Add white to any color you want to make lighter.
  5. Artists and educators use the RYB Color Model yellow red blue chart for inks, dyes and painting with the modern color wheel chart.
  6. Primary Colors for Electronics RGB model which is used mostly for electronic systems and web design.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY COLORS?

THE COLOR WHEEL

The Primary Colors are the Three Colors Which Make All The Other Colors of The Color Wheel With The Exception.

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Primary Colors

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What are the Primary Colors of the Color Wheel Chart? What is a Primary Color? The Primary Colors are the Three Colors Which Make All The Other Colors of The Color Wheel With The Exception.

COLOR MODELS

  • RYB COLOR MODEL
  • SUBTRACTIVE COLOR
The Primary Colors are the three foundational colors of all colors and cannot be created by mixing other colors.

Red, yellow, and blue used to make all other colors except neutrals.

ryb color model

  • The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue on the RYB color wheel chart, or the color chart of artists, and painters.
  • Primary colors consist of the above three colors on the color wheel chart.  Red yellow blue are the three primary colors and can teach you how to mix paints to get the same results as artists, and the fashion world.
  • Not created by mixing any other color, and are considered true colors.
  • Colors that are primary do not have any white or black in them.

RGB COLOR MODEL
ADDITIVE COLOR

The RGB color model is used for additive colors.

  • Used for technology, computers, and television such as hex colors, tv’s, html coding, and video streaming.
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  • Called the RGB color wheel, and includes the colors red, green, and blue.  Magenta, yellow, and cyan are used as the best colors for technical means, for color.
  • Additive color model blends with light to create color depending on the amount of color that has been filtered through the additive process.
  • Additive colors start with no light (black), and end with light added to make a color.

Subtractive Color

The RYB color model is used for subtractive colors.

  • Subtractive colors are the colors for artists.
  • Artists, and educational industries use subtractive colors for painting, and with inks, dyes, and paints within modern color theory.
ryb color wheel chart

  • Subtractive color model absorbs light, while reflecting at the same time. This allows completion of color visualization according to the amount of color that has been filtered through the subtraction process.
  • Subtractive colors start with light, and end with light subtracted from it to make a color.

COLOR SYMBOLISM

FOR THE PRIMARY COLOR – RED

Red is a very powerful color. It stimulates circulation, and the heart rate.

If you wear yellow a lot or like the color yellow you probably . . .Have the ability to make good decisions and have a good memory

OVERVIEW

  • Primary Colors Not created by mixing any other color, and are considered true colors.
  • RGB Colors are primary colors on the color wheel chart and used for Electronics RGB model which is used mostly for electronic systems.
  • RYB Color Model The blue yellow red color model is considered the traditional primary color model for artists.
  • What are the Primary Colors used for painters?  They are the RYB model which is used mostly for electronic systems and stands for red, yellow, blue which is the same as magenta, yellow, and cyan.
  • Artists and educators use the RYB model red yellow and blue for inks, dyes and painting with the modern color wheel chart.
  • When making colors lighter and darker: Add white to any color you want to make lighter.

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS and the Colour Wheel

COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS

THE COLOUR WHEEL

DESCRIPTIVE:  Complementary Colours are opposites on the color wheel chart.  Complementary colors are pairs of color that compliment.

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Complementary Colours

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Complementary Colours are opposites on the color wheel chart.  Complementary colors are pairs of color that compliment.

HOW TO USE
COLORS THAT COMPLEMENT

The complementary color scheme is of very high contrast.

  • This scheme uses the complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel chart.
  • Although these colors are taken from the color wheel as standing opposites, they are still complementary.
  • The complementary colours are in harmony, and directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
  • Complimentary colors are colors that are contrasting.
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Color mixing guides us through emotions associated with color, from concepts based on the theory of color. 

For best results, with complementary schemes for color –

  • One of the colors must be used as the foundation, and the other color used as the accent.
  • One of the colors will be cool, and the other color will be warm.

Your complementary color choices will immediately enhance one other because they are direct opposites on the color wheel.

  1. For instance mother nature completed a stunning complementary arrangement with Red Roses.
  • When holding a bouquet of red roses, we see the vivid green stems and leaves.
  • Red and green are compliments of each other.

Did you notice that red and green are direct opposites on the color wheel chart?

When creating color combinations match intensities.

For example when working with tints, do match your tints with shades, and stay within the same category of color hues.

COMPLEMENTARY
COLOR SCHEMES

  1. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the wheel of color.
  • Red to green,
  • Yellow to purple.

Different schemes are:

  • Yellow and Violet
  • Orange and Blue
  • Red and Green

Grimm’s Mini Complementary Color Star

High contrast color scheme

As explained above this color scheme is of the highest contrast.

  • When you want to call attention to something,
  • and you want the colors to “pop” use this complementary scheme.

COMPLEMENTARY COLORS ON THE COLOR WHEEL CHART

  • The complimentary colors scheme are composed of colors that are of very high contrast.
  • Complimentary colors are colors that are contrasting.
  • This scheme uses two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel chart.
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  • When you look at the color wheel chart you see that these colors are standing opposites, and they are still considered complementary.
  • Complimentary colors are in harmony, and directly opposite each other on the color wheel.

The analogous schemes are much different and include colors that are directly next to each other on the color wheel chart.

 

 

 

 

 

ANALOGOUS COLOR and the Colour Wheel Chart

 

ANALOGOUS COLOR

THE COLOR WHEEL CHART

DESCRIPTIVE:  The analogous color scheme includes complementary color thats directly related to or sits next to its neighboring color on the colour wheel chart.  One complimentary color is used as the foundation.

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Analogous Color

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This color scheme includes complementary color that is directly related to or sits next to its neighboring color on the colour wheel chart. One complimentary color is used as the foundation, and the other complementary color is used as its accent within your chosen color scheme.

Sitting Side By Side
on the the Color Wheel
Complementary Color

Analogous means, things that compliment each other, or they are corresponding in nature.  Analogous schemes are rich looking, with much of the tones belonging to the same color family.

When you create a analogous scheme you want the hues to be in the same temperature.  For example you want the colors to be either cool, or warm.  This will help create an extraordinary color harmony.

Choosing Colors that are Analogous

  • These are colors that blend well because they are related.
  • First pick a key color. For an example choose yellow as the main foundational color.
  • See the adjacent colors to your key color. In this case your adjacent colors to yellow will be green and orange.
  • All the colors within the spectrum of this analogous harmony can be used. In this case the total harmony may include yellow-green, and orange-yellow.
  • Your key color will always be in the middle.
This picture gives an example of an analogous scheme.  

  • The hues are warm yellow red, and orange based. These colors are next to each other on the color wheel.
  • The contrasting color which compliments, and is found opposite the analogous is violet based.
  • The analogous schemes include colors that are directly next to each other on the color wheel chart.
  • One color is used as the foundation, and the other color is used as its accent.
  • Colors that use the analogous scheme are usually very deep, and rich color schemes.

Color that Compliment

  • These color schemes that are analogous always compliment each other, and are next to each other on the color wheel
  • Using colors outside of the analogous scheme will disturb the harmony and the effect of the color scheme.
  • Colour schemes that are analogous, sometimes are used in rooms of royalty. Such as the red and orange hues used at this castle.
  • You will not see much contrast in these color schemes, they blend exquisitely.
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Analogous Combinations

  • Blue green
  • Yellow green
  • Orange Yellow
  • Red Orange
  • Violet Red
  • Blue Violet

As explained above the analogous scheme uses colors that sit directly next to each other on the color wheel chart. color theory Analogous Color Schemes Analogous Colours

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Hal Reed’s Analogous Color Wheel, Dominant Hue & It’s Complement, Discord & Adjacent Hues, Value and Chroma (Lg Heavy Duty 8.5×12 construction)

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR THEORY and the Colour Wheel Chart

COLOR THEORY

THE COLOR WHEEL CHART

LEONARDO daVINCI

Leonardo da Vinci, in 1490, was the first to use color theory, and expand upon the concepts of the color wheel, and the theory of color.  The use of primary colors enhanced the importance of colour theory, and is one of the reasons we still use it today.

WHAT IS COLOR THEORY?

Color mixing guides us through emotions associated with color, from concepts based on the theory of color.

  • The theory of color is based on the color wheel, which has twelve basic colors.
  • Subtractive color is derived from the primary colors red, yellow, and blue.
  • Secondary colors can be made by mixing two primary colors.
  • When you mix a primary color, and its adjacent secondary color you will get a tertiary color.
  • Opposite colors are complimentary.
  • Colors which sit next to each other on the color wheel chart are analogous.

Analogous Color

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This color scheme includes complementary color that is directly related to or sits next to its neighboring color on the colour wheel chart. One complimentary color is used as the foundation, and the other complementary color is used as its accent within your chosen color scheme.

Complementary Colours

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Complementary Colours are opposites on the color wheel chart.  Complementary colors are pairs of color that compliment.

Primary Colors

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What are the Primary Colors of the Color Wheel Chart? What is a Primary Color? The Primary Colors are the Three Colors Which Make All The Other Colors of The Color Wheel With The Exception.

RGB Colors

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RGB Colors are Primary Colors used digitally as in RGB to Hex, and RGB TV Colors.  Colors that are RGB can also be Converted into RGB Pantone Fashion Colors.

RYB Color Model

RYB Color Model is the Red Yellow Blue are the Primary Colors Model and More Popular Than RGB Colors.

Secondary Colors

secondary colors
Colors that are secondary are on the color wheel chart. Tertiary colors and primary colors information for the Best color mixing color combinations.

Split Complementary Colour

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Split colour schemes can help you relax. These split color schemes are best used when you want to tone down distractions