Split Complementary
Color Scheme

The split complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to the base color, it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement.

The two colors on either side of the complement plus the starting color contains at least a Tertiary color, so they always have a certain amount of sophistication.

This is a great scheme to use to choose a high-contrast three-color palette.

This color scheme has the same strong visual contrast as the complementary color scheme, but has less tension.

The split-complimentary color scheme is often a good choice for beginners, because it is difficult to mess up.

The following are examples of Split Complimentary Color Schemes.


Simply Stringing Necklace by Gloria-Jean Browne





Unwritten by Laurie Eller





Spring Begins by Laurie Eller




Simply Stringing Necklace by Gloria-Jean Browne







Frisky n' Frolic by Rose Puskas.










Pansy Necklace by Erin of beadsbeadingbeaded.com



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