split complementary COLOUR scheme


Tints and tones of colours which are at a "Y" on the colour wheel eg. Copper, sage, duck egg blue

 contrasting colours can also be called complementary as they are opposite on the colour wheel

 Meet Spike Split-complementary

These schemes have impact, but it is softened with the use of harmonious colours contrasting against their middle opposite.

just make a "Y" on the colour wheel to create an interesting space!


Glenise contrasts the greens and blues with red-orange

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Adding a pop of contrast adds interest

Leonie contrasts her blue greens and yellow greens with red

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 add lots of texture with split complementary colours

Jeanene uses orange to contrast

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Blocks of colour with textured artwork work well with a split complementary scheme

split complementary mood boards to inspire