How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide part 3

How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide

How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide part 3

Color relationships:

In addition to the colors on the wheel relating to each other in terms of how they mix together, they also have relationships in terms of how they interact when they are kept separate. If that is a little hard to understand, just keep your eye on the color wheel for these next few terms and everything should come together.

Analogous colors:

Simply put, analogous colors are ones that are similar in temperature and are found close to each other and sometimes directly adjacent on the color wheel. Any color analogous to a primary color is a color that features that primary. So for example, everything from yellow-orange to red-orange is analogous to yellow because all of those colors feature some amount of yellow in them.

Complementary colors:

The other important color relationship is that of complementary colors. In simplest terms, any two colors that are direct across from one another on the color wheel are considered complementary. Because of this distance apart from one another on the color wheel, complementary colors have the highest amount of contrast possible so some examples of complementary colors include red and green, yellow and purple, and blue and orange.

Split complementary colors:

In addition, the designation of split complementary colors can be applied to any one color and the two direct analogs of that color’s complement. To state that more simply with an example from the color wheel, red-purple and blue-purple are these split complementaries of yellow. So answering a question about how to get brown then, the simplest way to achieve a brown tone is to mix complementary or split complementary colors together. Simple, right? There is a complete overview of the color wheel out of the way.

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