Color Theory: Studying The World Of Color With Isabella Kung
Step 7: Lesser Known Schemes For Something Different
The triadic color scheme is tougher to work with, but it can produce some visually appealing imagery when painted with a clear goal in mind. They can generate good patterns with warm and cool colors. Isabella provides an example of this, where she painted a blonde girl (yellow) riding a paper crane (red – the focal point) in the night sky (blue).
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The rectangular (a.k.a. tetradic) and square color schemes are similar in the way they take 4 different colors across the color wheel, with the rectangular color scheme using colors of a higher contrast than the square color scheme. However, the color theory behind them is more difficult to understand, so they’re not as commonly used.