What Are the Complementary Pairs on a Color Chart?

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The complementary pairs on a color chart include yellow and violet, yellow green and red violet, green and red, blue green and red orange, blue and orange, and blue violet and yellow orange. Complementary pairs are two colors that sit opposite to each other on a color chart, which is typically in the shape of a wheel.

A color wheel is a device that illustrates the correlations between primary, secondary and tertiary colors. It is particularly useful in creating balanced color schemes. A color combination that utilizes complementary pairs is known as a complementary color scheme. Other color schemes include monochromatic, split complements, analogous, tetradic and triadic.