Color Theme / Scheme

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A color theme / scheme is a combination of colors used in an application design.

They are palette but formed from only a couple of colors.

The main types of color schemes are:

Type

Monochromatic

Monochromatic color schemes are based on one hue (ie a single color that is not white, black or gray)

To create a monochromatic color scheme:

Example 1) of monochromatic theme based on violet.

Complementary

Complementary color schemes are based on the direct or split complement (opponent) colors. For example:

    • direct: green and red
    • split: green and orange
    • direct: blue and orange.
    • direct: red vs cyan
    • direct: azure vs orange

Complementary colors contrast well.

Example 2) with a green / orange landing page

Analoguous

Three colors (three hues that are side by side on the color wheel where:

  • one is the dominant color,
  • the others are used as accents.

Example 3) of adjacent color on the color wheel with orange and purple

Triadic

Three colors that are evenly spaced (120 degree of each other) on the color wheel.

This scheme provides a good contrast color scheme (still less than the complementary color scheme)

Example 4) of triadic landing page.

Tetradic

Four colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel where:

  • one is the dominant color,
  • and the others are used as accents

Example 5) of tetradic landing page with dominant brow and blue, red, green as accent


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