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Understanding Color

It’s important to start with the basics of color theory. Look at a color wheel. First, identify the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow. Next, look for secondary colors that are blends of the primary shades: orange, green, and violet. Finally, see how the tertiary colors are further blends: yellow-orange, blue-violet.

Complementary colors are located on opposite sides of the wheel (green and red). When combined, each makes the other appear more intense.

Colors that are side-by-side on the wheel are analogous. They typically look good together.

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