Red, blue and yellow are the primary colors and are the base of every other color. They cannot be recreated by mixing other colors together. Secondary colors result when two primary colors are mixed together; they includ... More »

On the standard color wheel, there are three primary colors: red, blue and yellow. The primary colors are those that cannot be created by mixing other colors and that are themselves used in the creation of other colors. More »

The color rust occurs when orange, red and brown are combined. The English term was first coined in 1692. It was termed for the color that results from the oxidation of iron. More »

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 str... More »

In terms of color theory, there can be many ways to find matching colors, such as choosing complementary, analogous and triadic colors from the color wheel. Complementary colors are those that are opposite each other on ... More »

Blue is a primary color and cannot be created by combining other colors. Adding white to blue creates a lighter blue, and adding black to blue creates a darker blue. More »

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Yellow is one of three primary colors, which means that it is one color only and cannot be made by mixing other colors. The shade of yellow may be lightened or darkened by adding additional colors, however. White can be ... More »

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