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What is an analogous color scheme?

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Cool colors create an analogous scheme.

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Question: What is an analogous color scheme?
Answer: If you think of the color wheel as wedges of a pie, the colors in one-fourth of the pie are analogous. Three colors next to each other on the color wheel comprise an analogous color scheme. Here are three examples:
  • red, orange, and yellow

  • green, blue, and purple

  • yellow, yellow-green, and green

In an analogous color scheme, usually one color is dominant and the others secondary in importance.

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