Monthly Archives: November 2014

Color Basic

Using Triade Colors

The triade is made by three colors evenly distributed on the thirds of the color wheel (by 120 degrees). The triade-schemes are vibrating, full of energy. A triade grouping can create contrasts, accents and balance warm and cold colors. The triadic scheme is not as contrasting as the complementary scheme, but it looks more balanced and harmonious. Triade colors can look gaudy, try to subdue them by making them into a “soft contrast” group by using shades of the triade colors. Also choosing one color to be used in larger area than others is a good approach.

color wheel triade