Chapter 3. Color Relationships

17 Monochromatic

Perhaps the color wheel’s most useful function is that of being able to convey easy-to-understand—and easy-to-remember—visual relationships between hues. It’s possible to make simple color-wheel schematics of all of the color relationships featured in this chapter—except for one. This one. Monochromatic sets of colors—being simply a set of lighter and darker versions of a single hue—can be better visualized though simple stacks of colored values like those featured at lower left.


Technically, a monochromatic palette can include any number of tints (lighter versions of a color) and shades (darker ...

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