TETRAD COLOUR SCHEME 2 sets of contrasting colours
eg. rust/tourquoise, lime/magenta
or rust/tourquoise, Purple/ yellow
or Purple/yellow, blue/orange
Leonies painting with Jeanenes statement pieces use purple/yellow and green/red (pink)
To help you remember what is a tetrad scheme, imagine a square.
When you join the shape of 2 contrasting colours on the colour wheel you make a square.
The word tetrad is also used in the metric system defining land areas. A 2km x 2km square is called a tetrad.
A tetrad is also used in microbiology to define clusters of four cocci bacteria, which are shown as 4 circles arranged in a square.
A TETRAD SCHEME DOES NOT NEED TO BE HIGH CHROMA IMPACT COLOURS
ADD SOME NATURAL ELEMENTS -THINK OF PLANTS AND TIMBER AS PART OF THE COLOUR SCHEME
BELOW ARE IMAGES WITH A TETRAD COLOUR SCHEME
BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF TETRAD COLOUR SCHEMES