Before I go on I feel like I should define a few terms, although I’m sure most everyone reading this will know these.
- Complementary colors are defined as the colors directly across from each other on the color wheel. When you mix the three primary colors (Magenta, Cyan, Yellow) you will get a mixture that is the same as mixing two complements like Yellow and Blue-Violet for example.
- Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel. Like Yellow and Yellow Green.
- Split Complementary palettes are three analogous colors and a “key” color located directly across from the center of the middle analogous color.
- Tetradic color schemes are four colors arranged into two complementary pairs.
- A limited Split-Complementary palette.
- A rectangular Tetradic color scheme.
"Sitting Gorilla" - Split Complementary Palette
"Milo Bunny" - Tetradic Color Scheme
I was amazed at how many colors you can see in each. And all from mixing colors. Wow! :-)
Next up - Color Cards!