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colors are opposite each other on the wheel. They look good together and greatly enhance the appearance of each other. To make a color vibrate, add its compliment next to it.
colors, when mixed together, will turn into beautiful grays. One way to dull a too bright red barn is to add a small touch of green. It grays the red without changing the red to another color.
color is color that spans any 1/3 of the color wheel. They go together-they are in the same color family.
To zing the analogous palette, add the complement of the dominant color.
colors are all of the same hue (color). They can be of any color.
To fully understand these lessons, look at nature to see how color has been used.
You will find in nature the complementary and the analogous color scheme, in wildflowers and trees.
For instance, the apple tree is analagous, with its bluish green to yellow leaves, then the complement is added in the red apples!
Many purple flowers have yellow centers.
A good assignment would be to see how many complementary, monochromatic and analogous combinations that you could identify.
Observe the clothing, fabric, drapery and furniture industry to see these color schemes in action. Man has learned from nature how to combine colors into pleasing patterns and arrangements.