color wheel


Definition of color wheel

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Add Accent Colors Additional colors in farmhouse designs are typically part of an analogous palette: a selection of colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel, such as teals, greens, and blues, or oranges and yellows. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Essential Tips for Choosing the Coziest Farmhouse Kitchen Colors," 29 Apr. 2020 Have your child make a color wheel with markers or crayons. Ruth A. Musgrave, National Geographic, "Playing it safe while getting cooped-up kids outside," 6 Apr. 2020 But not every couple with a hammer and a paint color wheel is guaranteed to make a home show as polished as a fresh flip. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The 7 best HGTV shows available to stream, ranked," 6 Mar. 2020 Explore the world of optical illusions and how the brain affects visual perception, build a pinhole camera and compare it with the human eye, and examine the color spectrum using a color wheel. Popular Science, "Fun and fascinating science kits for kids," 10 Feb. 2020 This scheme involves three hues, all of which are positioned next to each other on the color wheel. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "What is an Analogous Color Scheme, and Why Are Designers So Obsessed?," 10 June 2019 Features specific to the Turbo S E-Hybrid include unique 21-inch wheels, body-color wheel-arch extensions, and polarizing Acid Green paint for the brake calipers. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Is Large and in Charge," 7 Jan. 2020 Participants in these sessions will learn the color wheel and work on 3D projects. Greg Burnett, cleveland, "Foluke Cultural Arts Center in the Central neighborhood offering free classes to residents," 3 Jan. 2020 In years to come, the company created Evergleams in various colors and models, devising accessories such as color wheels that shined different hues on the boughs. Kate Silver, Washington Post, "The silver Christmas tree, an icon of Space Age kitsch, turns 60," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of color wheel

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Color wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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