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Color Harmony

Harmony can be defined as a pleasing arrangement of parts, whether it be music, poetry, color, or even an ice cream sundae.

In visual experiences, harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye. It engages the viewer and it creates an inner sense of order, a balance in the visual experience. When something is not harmonious, it's either boring or chaotic. At one extreme is a visual experience that is so bland that the viewer is not engaged.

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Color Wheel

Primary colors

Primary colors

 

PRIMARY COLORS – Red, yellow and blue

 

Secondary colors

Secondary colors

 

SECONDARY COLORS – Green, orange and purple – from mixing primary colors

 

Tertiary colors

Tertiary colors

 

TERTIARY COLORS – Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green – from mixing secondary colors.

 

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