Dr. Gil Dekel (Art, Design & Media).
Examples of Colour Sets (Schemes):
Monochromes – any single colour, on the colour wheel:
Complementary – any two opposites/contrasting colours (producing a vibrant feeling in design):
Split complementary – a colour, and the two colours on each side of its complementary colour:
Near complementary – A colour plus the adjacent colour to its complement:
Double complements – any two adjacent colours, and their two adjacent opposites:
Triads – any three colours at an equal distance (these are contrast colours, creating a tension in design):
Analogous – any three colours that are next to each other (create harmony in design):
Mutual complements – three colours at the same distance, plus the complimentary of the central colour of them:
© Gil Dekel. 10 April 2012.