What colour schemes are there?
There are many ways you can mix and match colours, but some of the more common schemes are: monochromatic, analogous, complementary, and triadic.
A monochromatic scheme includes variations of a particular colour – for instance, pink, crimson, scarlet and mahogany are all shades of red. It helps create a cohesive and clean look.
Just as harmonious is the analogous scheme, which contains hues that sit next to each other on the colour wheel. Yellow and orange, and blue and green, are both examples of analogous combinations.
Complementary colours are those that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel to create strong contrast, such as orange and blue.
Finally, a triadic scheme has three colours that form a triangle on the wheel, like orange, green and purple. Since these are all high-contrast shades, usually one of them acts as the base colour and the other two work as accents. The result is vibrant and full of character.