A color wheel is just a convenient way of visualizing the relationships between colors.
The most common wheel used is based on RYB color system–where red, yellow, and blue are the primary colors. Mix those colors, and you end up with secondary colors orange, green, and violet.
This can be a very helpful tool when choosing color themes for a photography session.
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For a complementary color palette, use two colors on opposite sides of the color wheel.
Select your base color, and then instead of using the color directly opposite, you’ll use the two colors on either side of it.
A tetradic color scheme, sometimes called double-complementary, features a total of four colors, including two sets of complementary colors.
Analogous color schemes incorporate three colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel.
Confused? This video may help you visualize a little better. Make sure to grab our Dress Guide above to help.