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Complementary color scheme (one color is cool, other is warm) * Make one of your Complementary Colors the dominant one in your palette. * Use various intensities of that dominant color, add different proportions of complement, vary by adding white or black. * For contrasting accents, choose non-dominant color. Make sure it has a little of the dominant hue mixed in to tone it down a touch. Otherwise these accents will jump out to the eye a bit too much.

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COMPLEMENTARY: Complementary Color scheme is any two Hues positioned exactly opposite each other on the Basic Color Wheel. Here, as an example of Red and its opposite Green. When you mix two opposites together anywhere on the Color Wheel, the result becomes increasingly neutral (see middle). There's an unlimited variety of color mixtures, tints, shades and tones that can be achieved using only these two colors plus white and black.

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Watercolor Wednesdays with @joanniecandi, @calligrafikas, and @dtzrgza. Hey there everyone! Eleventh Color Chemistry 101 of our sharing initiative is called Complementary. Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors. The high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation. This color scheme must be managed well so it is not jarring. Complementary color schemes are tricky to use in large…

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What is a complementary color scheme?

What is a complementary color scheme?: Complementary colors live across from each other on the color wheel.

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How to Mix and Match Colors Like a Pro

Split complementary color wheel 2 analogous colors joined by 1 complementary color = unexpected, nuanced feel. Use the 2 adjacent colors as one dominant shade and opposing color as “surprise.” Aim for ratio of 75 to 25. Bold Palette: Violet Indigo Orange Patterned items probably have built-in split-complementary or analogous scheme. Draw out or add accent. Mellow Palette: Yellow, Purple Gray, Plum An earthy purple tee with a thistle sweater is drab until you add a saffron scarf.

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