So you have a base color you like, but aren't sure what other colors to
use with it? Try this great color scheme chooser! It will give you the
exact HTML hex code you need to reproduce the color on your web pages or in
your graphics package.
The generator is based color theory developed by Johannes Itten in the mid 20th century and is still widely used today by graphic designers.
It uses yellow, red and blue as its primary colors and is also known as a RYB color wheel.
Color scheme chooser instructions
You can input or choose a basic color using the drag target, RGB sliders or by inputting the hex code. If you input a hex code, click the grey button next to the field to generate the color scheme. More detailed instructions can be referenced when you launch the generator by clicking the question mark in the generator interface.
There are several color scheme options to choose from:
MonochromaticThis scheme uses the same color and alters the brightness and saturation levels to produce different shades and tints.
AnalogicUses three adjacent colors, being the base color and two colors which are 30 degrees either side. Degrees can be adjusted to fine tune.
Analogic and ComplimentaryUses an analogic color scheme plus the complimentary color.
ComplimentaryMakes use of colors on the opposite side of RYB color wheel. Complimentary colors are always a mix of warm and cool colors. Yellow, orange and blue are "warm". Green, blue and violet are cool.
Split ComplimentaryThis is similar to complimentary but selects adjacent colors 30 degrees on either side of the compliment.
Double ComplimentaryUtilizes a complimentary color scheme plus one color 30 degrees back from each color.
TriadicUtilizes the colors at 120 degrees around the color wheel.
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