Color in the color circle

Color in the color circle

Color circle was first discovered in 1831 by Sir David Brewster better known as the theory of Brewster. This theory simplifies the colors that exist in nature into 4 groups: primary colors, secondary, tertiary, and neutral colors.

The next group of colors are arranged in a circle of color. Brewster color circle theory can explain the contrasting or complementary color, split complementary, complementary triad, and tetrad complementary.

Color in the color circle
Distribution of colors in the color circle:
  • Primary colors

    , primary colors that can not be obtained from a mixture of other colors. Colors are included in the class of the primary colors are red, blue, and yellow.
  • Secondary colors, color mixing the primary colors.

    For example, the color orange is a mixture of red with yellow, green is a mixture of blue with yellow, and purple is the mixture of red and blue.
  • Tertiary colors, a mix of one primary color with one secondary color.

    For example, a yellowish orange color is the result of mixing between yellow and orange.
  • Neutral color, neutral color is the result of a mixture of all three primary colors. These colors often appear as balancing contrasting colors in nature. Usually the right mix will lead to black.
The relationship between colors:
  • Complementary contrasts

    : It is two colors opposite each other (having an angle of 180 °) in the color circle. Two complementary colors with contrasting positions produce the strongest contrast relationships. For example, orange with blue.
  • Contrast split complement:

    It is two colors opposite each other somewhat (it has a near 180 ° angle). For example, Orange has a split complementary relationship with bluish green.
  • Triad of complementary contrasts

    : It is three colors in the color circle that forms an isosceles triangle with an angle of 60 °.
  • Tetrad complementary contrast

    . Also called a double complementary. Are the four colors that make up a rectangle (with an angle of 90 °).

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