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Color Scheme

A color scheme is the choice of colors used. Color schemes are used to create style and appeal. A basic color scheme will use two colors that look appealing together. More advanced color schemes involve several colors in combination, usually based around a single color. Color schemes are often described in terms of logical combinations of colors on a color wheel.

 

Monochromatic color scheme: Different values (tints and shades) of one single color.
Split-analogous color scheme: A color scheme that includes a main color and the two colors one space away from it one each side of the color wheel.
Split-complementary color scheme: A color scheme that includes a main color and the two colors on each side of its complementary (opposite) color on the color wheel.
Triadic color scheme: Color scheme in which 3 colors of equidistant distribution on the color wheel are used.
Tetradic color scheme: Any four colors with a logical relationship on the color wheel.
Neutral color scheme: Scheme that includes only colors not found on the color wheel, called neutrals.
Accented neutral color scheme: Neutral colors and one or more small doses of other colors.