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What is a Colour Wheel? RSS



What is a Colour Wheel?

A colour wheel is a visual illustration showing the relationships between colours. The most commonly used is known as the RYB colour wheel. A 12-part colour system, it is made up of the 3 primaries, red, yellow and blue, from which all the other colours are formed. They then form secondary colours when 2 primaries are mixed in equal parts: red and yellow produce orange; yellow and blue produce green; blue and red forms violet. Finally, when equal parts of a primary colour and a secondary colour are mixed, 6 tertiary colours are formed. These are yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green and yellow-green. From these, an infinite number of combinations can be formed by varying the proportions of other added...

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