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 with similar hues.
  • An example of a set of analogous colours is red, reddish-orange, orange, and yellow-orange.
  • An analogous color scheme creates a rich appearance but is generally less vibrant than a color scheme with contrasting colors.
  • Increasing the number of segments on a color wheel shows analogous colors more clearly because the gradation between adjacent hues becomes finer.