color wheel


Definition of color wheel

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

Examples of color wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a more colorful palette, refer to green's opposite on the color wheel. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 June 2021 The living room, office loft, and foyer—including the front door—divert from the heart of the color wheel to less common jewel tones of teal and turquoise. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021 Rather than the space grays and whites of its usual color wheel, the new lineup offers iMacs in red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple and silver. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Because orange is opposite of blue on the color wheel, orange light can counteract blue light. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, 14 Apr. 2021 When your hair gets overly yellow, the best way to combat it is by treating it with the opposite end of the color wheel (in this case, purple) to neutralize the vibrancy of the color. Sydney Poe,, 4 Apr. 2021 Pushing the color wheel to the limit, Hadid slipped on a pair of can’t-miss-them fuchsia sneakers. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2021 Moving on, there’s an improved color replacement feature that includes a new color wheel for enhanced range control to adjust hue and saturation. Ian Paul, PCWorld, 9 Mar. 2021 In Benjamin Moore's reveal video, designers offered their hunches for 2021's Color of the Year, and their predictions ran the gamut—er, color wheel. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 14 Oct. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'color wheel.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of color wheel

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of color wheel was in 1909

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3 Jul 2021

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“Color wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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