Triadic Color Scheme  What Is It And  How Is It Used?

By Hebe Hatton, Jul 4, 2023

A triadic color scheme like analogous is easier to understand than it may sound. Instead of grouping three or more colors that neighbor each on the color wheel, you’ll be taking three colors that are equally spaced and decorating your space with these beautiful, contrasting shades.

Violet, Orange & Green

Black, gray, or white are neutral colors that help balance out the bold effect of triadic colors. Adding white to an RBY color scheme creates a pastel version of the colors.

Yellow-Orange, Blue-Green  & Red-Violet

Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel. They mix with triadic colors to form balance and harmony in a color scheme.

Red, Yellow & Blue

Texture disperses solid color blocks, while pattern adds interest. Using textures and patterns introduces complementary colors to the triadic color scheme.

Yellow-Orange, Blue-Green  & Red-Violet

Adding black to a color creates a shade, while white brings a tint effect. Using shades and tints softens the boldness of triadic color schemes.

Blue-Violet, Yellow-Green  & Red-Orange