Color theory is the study of how pure colors relate to each other and the effect of their combinations. We’ll go over some of the most recognized color relationships, or schemes, along with examples of their use on various websites today. Developing a color scheme is often the first step in deciding which colors will look best together in a design. In each of the following screenshots, the color palette shows the main colors being used in the accompanying screenshot, while the pure color hues are marked on the color wheel to show the relationships between the colors.
Monochromatic color scheme.
Analogous color scheme.
Complementary color scheme.
Split-complementary color scheme.
Triadic color scheme.
Double-Complementary color scheme.
Square-Tetradic color scheme.
Analogous Complementary palette.
Analogous Complementary color scheme.
Neutral color scheme.
Accent color scheme.
Warm color scheme.
CoLd color scheme.
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