The Color Wheel

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The Color Wheel

(From yellow, clockwise)

Yellow

Yellow-Orange

Orange

Red-Orange

Red

Red-Violet

Purple

Blue-Violet

Blue

Blue-Green

Green

Yellow-Green

Primary Colors

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Red, Blue, Yellow

These are the three most basic colors/pigments. You cannot mix any colors, or pigments, to make these three.

RED

Blue

Yellow

Secondary Colors

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Orange, Purple, Green

These are the colors you get by mixing the primary colors together.

Orange

Purple

Green

Tertiary Colors

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Yellow-Orange,Red-Orange,Red-Violet, Blue-Violet,Blue-Green, Yellow-Green

The intermediate colors are made by mixing one primary color with one secondary color.

Other colors!

The Colors in Fashion.

Reds

The Aztecs of Mexico taught the Spanish how to make red dye by crushing insects called cochineals. Deep red looks bold, while pale red—pink—looks gentle. In the U.S., pink is now associated with girls, though before the 1920s it was considered a boy's color.

Blues

Blue is the most common color—especially since blue jeans are everywhere! Blue has a calming effect. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. For this same reason, U.S. police officers traditionally wear blue.

Yellows

Cheerful sunny yellow gets noticed. In ancient Rome, yellow was the most popular wedding color. Yellow is sometimes worn for safety reasons: raincoats today may be bright yellow so that the wearer can be seen easily in the rain.

Orange

Brilliant tropical orange may be the most attention-getting color. Like yellow, it can be used for safety—evening joggers and hunters in the woods may wear orange tops. Orange can be mixed with pink to make peach, a lively color that is popular in warm weather.

Green

Green is the easiest color on the eye. Hospital uniforms may be green because the color relaxes patients. Green is also associated with nature; leprechauns are said to dress in green, and brides in Europe in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility.

Purple

Purple has always been considered the color of royalty, because for so long it was very hard to get. Cleopatra needed 20,000 snails soaked for ten days to obtain one ounce of purple dye for her royal clothing.

Black

Black is generally considered a serious color. In the West, black is traditional for both funeral dress and sophisticated evening wear. Black outfits can be overpowering, and villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

White

Beginning in the 20th century, western brides have worn white to symbolize purity. In China, however, white is the color of mourning. White shows dirt easily; doctors and nurses wear white coats to show that they understand cleanliness is important.

Color Schemes

Monochromatic

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One color- Monochromatic

One color that has added whites and blacks to make a range of the same colors.

Analogous

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Two to Six Colors — Analogous

Consists of two to six colors that sit next to each other on the wheel.

Complementary

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Two Colors — Complementary

Colors that are directly across from each other on the wheel.

Triad

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Three Colors — Triad

Made up of any three colors that form a triangle in the center of the wheel.
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A triad clothing set. Orange, Green, and Purple

Color Palettes

A color palette is a set of colors using different color schemes.