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color scheme

noun

Simple Definition of color scheme

  • : a particular combination of colors

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of color scheme

  1. :  a particular combination of colors <They chose an unusual color scheme for the living room.>

Word by Word Definitions

colorplay
  1. :  a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects

    :  the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

    :  a specific combination of hue, saturation, and lightness or brightness

  1. :  to give color to

    :  to change the color of (as by dyeing, staining, or painting)

    : :  to change as if by dyeing or painting: as

schemeplay
  1. :  a mathematical or astronomical diagram

    :  a representation of the astrological aspects of the planets at a particular time

    :  a graphic sketch or outline

  1. :  to form a scheme for

    :  to form plans

    :  plot, intrigue


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