One main colour with different shades.
Adjacent colours on the colour wheel.
split complementary harmony
One main colour combined with two other colours across it, skipping the one directly opposite it.
Primary colours: red, yellow, blue
Secondary colours: green, orange, purple
Tertiary colours: yellow-orange / red-orange / red-purple / blue-purple / blue-green / yellow-green
|Base colour||The dominant / main colour selected as the starting point that the rest of the colours will be based on.|
|Hue||Colours that have no added tint or shade. Visible light differentiated or similar to primary colours: red, green, blue.|
|Shade||When black is added to a colour to make it darker.|
|Tint||When white is added to make a colour lighter e.g. pastel colours.|
|Tone||When grey is added to a colour to reduce its intensity.|