color wheel


Definition of color wheel 

: a circular diagram of the spectrum used to show the relationships between the colors

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Meet the Neighbors Pick three analogous hues that sit next to one another on the color wheel for a soothing scheme that is easy on the eyes. Mike Irvine, Sunset, "4 Ways to Design Colorful Floral Arrangements," 22 Jan. 2018 More sophisticated color wheels incorporate dozens of shades, but basically, colors that are across from one another will be complementary in a room. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Tired of pale neutrals? Pops of color add interest to your home," 31 May 2018 Spinning the color wheel, Picciloi hit on odd pairings such as emerald and wine, rust and pink, coral and mint that all worked perfectly. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Valentino's Magical Couture Week Closer Leaves Tracee Ellis Ross in Tears," 5 July 2018 There’s a fiberglass Eames rocking chair (c. 1948-50) and a Panton heart cone chair (1959) by Danish designer Verner Panton (1926-1998), alongside the color wheels developed for their manufacture. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color’ Review: Vibrant From Any Angle," 26 May 2018 All are notably on the cool side of the color wheel, with several being blue-green blends. Mackenzie Schmidt,, "There's Already a 2019 Color of the Year! And It Looks a Lot Like Joanna Gaines' Favorite Shade," 12 June 2018 Ladies stateside know to steer clear of a few variants on the color wheel when selecting a dress for a wedding: white, ivory, or any shade in between. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, "Did Kate Just Challenge The Foremost Rule Of Wedding Etiquette With Her Dress for Harry’s Wedding?," 19 May 2018 Four years later, nearly every shade on the color wheel is accounted for at Mussari’s studio. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "14 Positively Chic Plant-Dyed Products to Shop on Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2018 If olive green and chocolate brown have become part of the sartorial color wheel, why can't pink? The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "How to Wear Pink the Right Way, Right Now," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of color wheel

1909, in the meaning defined above

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