Color Wheel Primer

Learn the basics of the color wheel, types of color schemes and color dimensions.

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Tertiary Colors

Tertiary colors are a combination of a secondary color and a primary color next to it. They include yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green and yellow-green.

Color Schemes

Now that you know the colors here are four common ways to use them in your home.

One Color — Monochromatic

Take baby-steps toward color with a monochromatic scheme. It's simply one color in varying intensities from light to dark.

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