Color Wheel All Colors
Colors of the color wheel.
Color wheel all colors. It offers more color variety than any other scheme but if all four colors are used in equal amounts the scheme may look unbalanced so you should choose a color to be dominant or subdue the colors. How to use a color wheel. The bases are three primary colors. These are then combined to make the three secondary colors.
The illustrations below show how each basic color harmony can be found on a blank wheel. Using the color wheel to build color schemes. The value of a hue is determined by adding white to create a tint black to create a shade or gray to create a tone. For a bit more contrast an analogous palette includes colors found side by side on the wheel such as orange yellow and green for a colorful but relaxing feel.
Orange green and purple. Begin a color wheel by positioning primary hues equidistant from one another then create a bridge between primaries using secondary and tertiary colors. You can identify the harmonies on either the ryb rgb or cmy color wheels. Analogous color schemes use three adjacent colors on the color wheel.
Hue is commonly used interchangeably with the word color but technically refers to the pure spectrum colors in the color wheel. Think pale blue sky blue and navy. Saturation is the purity of the hue. Split complements use a color and the two adjacent tertiary colors of its complement.
Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the kuler community. Alternatively the same arrangement of colors around a circle can be described as based on cyan magenta and yellow subtractive primaries with red green and blue or violet being secondaries. According to color theory harmonious color combinations use any two colors opposite each other on the color wheel any three colors equally spaced around the color wheel forming a triangle or any four colors forming a rectangle actually two pairs of colors opposite each other. Triadic color schemes use three evenly spaced colors on the color wheel.
Tetradic color schemes use two complementary pairs. Once all the colors in a system are displayed in a wheel you can see simple relationships between the colors.