Analogous colours

Analogous colours are groups of colours that are adjacent to each other on a colour wheel, with one being the dominant colour.

  • The dominant colour amongst a group of analogous colours is usually a primary or secondary colour.
  • The immediately adjacent colours to secondary colours are tertiary colours.
  • An analogous colour scheme creates a rich, monochromatic look but is less vibrant than complementary schemes.
  • Red, reddish-orange, orange, yellow-orange is one example of a set of analogous colours.