NHS Designs

Graphic Design Color Theory

Color Combinations

Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are often used together in a composition to create excitement. Each color in the pair makes the other seem more vibrant.

blue & orange

    
    

yellow & violet

    
    

red & green

    
    

 

Analogous Colors

Analogous colors are those which sit next to each other on the color wheel.

red, red-orange & orange

    
    

yellow-orange, yellow & yellow-green

    
    

green, blue-green & blue

    
    

blue-violet, violet & red-violet

    
    

 


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