9 Color Schemes using BLUE Based on Color Theory

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So what do these color combinations look like when they are put into practice?

Notice that when you add the colors directly beside BLUE on the color wheel in the ANAGALOUS color scheme it creates interest and depth as compared to just using the shades and tints of the MONOCHROMATIC color scheme.

By adding a little bit of RED to the ORANGE in the SIDE-COMPLEMENTARY color scheme, the picture is heightened. 

Adding the 3rd leg color of ORANGE-YELLOW to the SPLIT-COMPLEMENTARY color scheme, introduces warm and cool tones of  ORANGE.

PENTAGONAL takes this a step further with adding even more dimension with cool GREEN & warm VIOLET (see my blog post discussion of the importance of warm & cool colors in What is Color Temperature and Why Is It So Important).

In the last color scheme, a different set of COMPLEMENTARY colors (VIOLET/YELLOW) balances the BLUE COMPLEMENTARY for a slightly different feel.

Interestingly, the BLUE COMPLEMENTARY color scheme will be the same as the ORANGE COMPLEMENTARY color scheme. The only difference will be the importance given to BLUE. 

The same is true for BLUE SQUARE-TETRADIC and ORANGE SQUARE-TETRADIC.

Similarly, BLUE TRIADIC will be the same as YELLOW TRIADIC and RED TRIADIC. With the only difference being the importance put to the focus color.

To continue on this discussion, here are the other posts in the Just BLUE Blog Series…

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