Research: Colour Harmony

monochrome harmony

One main colour with different shades.

analogous harmony

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.

complementary harmony
triadic harmony
tetradic harmony

Primary colours: red, yellow, blue

Secondary colours: green, orange, purple

Tertiary colours: yellow-orange / red-orange / red-purple / blue-purple / blue-green / yellow-green

Terms Definitions
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.

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