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Colour schemes

Creating colour schemes English vocabulary

TermDefinition
colour harmony characteristics of visually pleasing colour combinations
monochromatic colour scheme use of one colour or hue saturation intensity of a colour
value lightness or darkness of a colour
analogous colour scheme use of colours that are next to each other on the wheel
complementary colour scheme use of colours that are opposite each other on the wheel
split-complementary colour scheme use of the colours on either side of the complement
triadic colour scheme use of three colours that are evenly spaced
tetradic colour scheme scheme that forms a rectangle on the wheel and uses two complementary colour pairs
square colour scheme use of four complementary colours evenly spaced around the colour wheel
legible clear enough to be read
neutral colour colour like black, white, and grey
colour theory guidance to colour mixing and the visual effects of a specific colour combination
Created by: caddyny