Understanding the Color Wheel
Think of the color wheel as your guide to a world of pleasing color combinations. It's an invaluable tool that teaches you how hues relate to each other and how they can be combined to create harmonious, cohesive schemes. Since color has the ability to influence our mood and evoke emotions, it's important to understand how to use the color wheel when choosing a scheme.
Primary colors red, blue and yellow are the three basic colors from which all other colors are created.
Secondary colors purple, green and orange are created by mixing two primary colors.
The six tertiary colors represented on the color wheel are created by mixing a primary color with a secondary color that falls next to it.