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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Understanding basic colour schemes


The image above shows the color wheel and their combination. The color wheel is made up of three basic set of colors. The primary colors, the secondary colors and tertiary colors. The primary colors are made up of red, blue and yellow. The secondary colors are made up of orange (gotten from yellow + red), green (gotten from yellow + blue) and violet (gotten from blue + red). The tertiary colors are yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, and red-orange. The color schemes are
1 Monochromatic scheme: This is based on two or more variations of same colour. It is the use of one colour but with various shades and tints of the major colour. For example, a carpet of deep blue-green with furniture being a lighter value and a wall of third value i.e. a much lighter colour.

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