Project 3 Research

Colour schemes/ Colour Palettes/ Colour Harmonies

Monochromatic Harmony

Monochromatic harmony uses various values (tints, tones, and shades) of the same colour.



Analogous Harmony


Analogous harmony employs colours that are next to each other on the color wheel. These colours match well and create serene and comfortable designs.



Complementary colours


Complementary colours are colours that appear opposite of each other on the colour wheel. The high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation.

Fog of Hakone. Leica M5 - Canon 50/0.95


Split complementary


Split complementary happens when one color paired with two colors on either side of the original color’s direct complement creating a scheme containing three colors.

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Triad Colours


Triad colours are three colors equally spaced from one another, creating an equilateral triangle on the color wheel. Primary and secondary colours are examples of triad colours.

Mondrian grid


Tetrad Harmony




Tetrad harmony consist of 2 sets of complementary colours with equal distance from each other.


Author: Min Hui

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