Subtractive Theory of Color, Continued
An analogous, or related, color scheme is made of hues near each other on
the color wheel. They have a common denominator in one color. Out of the
12 hues on a basic color wheel, seven are related through one color.
typical analogous color scheme should not contain more than three or four
colors or you jeopardize harmony. Although analogous color schemes are
easy to compose, they may become monotonous. Use a variety of values,
intensities, and arrangements to develop interest. One of the easiest ways to
obtain interest in analogous color schemes is to place emphasis on a dominant
hue. Some ways to make a particular hue dominant is to give it a large area,
a darker value, or make it the most intense color. Avoid placing equally
bright colors next to each other by adding small amounts of one color to the
others. Another way to obtain interest in analogous color schemes is to
introduce complimentary accents.
Figure 2-17 shows the analogous relationship of colors on a color wheel.
Figure 2-17.Analogous color.
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