Analogous colours

Analogous colours are colours that are very similar to one another and appear next to each other on a colour wheel.

  • Analogous colours are colours of similar hue.
  • An example of a set of analogous colours is red, reddish-orange, orange, and yellow-orange.
  • An analogous colour scheme creates a rich look but is less vibrant than a colour scheme with contrasting colours.
  • Increasing the number of segments on a colour wheel shows analogous colours more clearly as the gradation between contiguous hues becomes finer.