Analogous Complementary
Color Scheme

An analogous complementary scheme utilizes related hues lying adjacent on the color wheel with a hue directly opposite to these.

This direct complement becomes the accent color. Or, choose a near complement (one on either side of the direct complement of the middle analogous color

You have now created a dominant color grouping of three similar colors accented with the direct complement (or the near complement) of one of them. The complementary accent color creates and interesting contrast against the dominant color grouping.

This scheme looks best when you put a warm accent color with a cool analogous color pallet or a cool accent color with a warm pallet. As you can see in the examples below the accent colors add that extra pizzaz to the designs.

The following are examples of Analogous Complementary Color Schemes.





"The Beach" by Suzanne of Savy Jewelry Styles










"Mardi Gras" by Katie Gerner












"Heart of Spring" by Rose Puskas





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Analogous Color Scheme uses three to five colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.

Complementary Color Scheme is made of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel



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