What Is a Split-Complementary Color Scheme?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 3:42:06 AM ET
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A split-complementary color scheme combines one base color with the two colors directly adjacent to its opposite or complementary color and not with the complementary color itself. The purpose of this is to achieve a strong visual contrast with less tension than the standard complementary color scheme.