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Color in 60 Seconds: Analogous Colors

This post is part of a series called 60 Second Video Tutorials.
Color in 60 Seconds: Complementary Colors
Color in 60 Seconds: Triadic Colors

Analogous colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. Learn more about them in sixty seconds!

Analogous Colors

Analogous colors sit next to each other on the color wheel. Take a look at the tools on and play with some analogous schemes by dragging the slider round the wheel.

For web design I’d recommend you use a maximum of three colors, otherwise you risk over-complicating your composition.

Note: analogous colors lack contrast, so the scheme you’ll be creating won’t be as vibrant as a complementary one. 

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