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color wheel

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A circular diagram in which primary and usually intermediate colors are arranged sequentially so that related colors are next to each other and complementary colors are opposite.
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Noun1.color wheel - a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circlecolor wheel - a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circle
color chart - a chart displaying colors
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There's also a colour wheel to guide you into a sea of calm or a fire of energy.
The Midnight Oil guitarist is introducing audiences to a visual and musical feast with his latest artistic venture, The Colour Wheel, which combines chamber music with live painting.
different shades of green; Contrasting - uses the colour opposite the main colour on a colour wheel (so an orange based colour to contrast with blue); Harmonising - uses colours adjacent to each other on a colour wheel - say, shades of purple, mauve and blue.
From rich emerald green to the hottest pink, House of Fraser is all about colour for Spring/Summer, with an array of eye-catching hues that will brighten up your wardrobe… House of Fraser presents its Colour Wheel, an interactive guide to this summer's must have looks, where it spins through the most tantalizing colours of this summer's fashion.
There are many methods to effectively coalesce colours in the garden and some of these are more easily appreciated when guided by using a colour wheel.
To do this effectively, you have to understand colour theory and the colour wheel.
If you look up a colour wheel on the internet you'll see opposite colours on top neutralise, opposite colours next to each other intensify.
And now for the science bit' via carefully chosen case studies, this informative book also explains the principal of using a colour wheel to discover which shades 'work' best together.
The borough's new menu cards use a colour wheel to enable children to pick healthy dishes.
Colours that are on opposite sides of the colour wheel, such as blue- green and red, are highly contrasting.
A colour wheel introduced into the lighting system allows the room to be suffused by sunset colours -- it's a safe bet that this will not be popular with diners, though the sophistication of the system is such that white linen and white Brno chairs stay white and the colours of wine are unaffected.
Once again, there is a parallel here with another essential ingredient of jazz music syncopation in which rhythms conflict with the basic pulse of the music which is not very different to what happens in an herbaceous border when contrasting colours are set against those that are opposite on the colour wheel.