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chapter 6: Color > The color wheel - Pg. 69

the color wheel For our discussion, the basic and familiar color wheel contains the color relationships you need to know. On the color wheel, the three primary colors (blue, red and yellow) are directly across from their comple- mentary opposites (orange, green and purple). Orange, green and purple are also called secondary colors as they are each created by mixing two primaries. Between each primary color and the secondary color is a tertiary color, such as yellow-green between yellow and green and yellow-orange between yellow and orange. Colors close together on the color wheel (yellow- green, green and blue-green, for example) are called analogous colors. Yellow (primary) yellow-Green (tertiary) Yellow-orange (tertiary) Green (secondary) Orange (secondary)