A professional designer exaction color for web pages – a creative process. Basic tools of professional web designer – experience and intuition. It's nice to have and the experience and intuition. Worse, when there is no experience, and web page needs to be done. Let's try a little look into the matter – the selection of colors for the WEB page. For a start – a theory. So: Primary (primary) colors are red, yellow and blue – this is common knowledge. Secondary (secondary) colors prepared by mixing one color with another.
If you mix yellow and red – get orange, mix red and blue – get magenta (purple), mix blue and yellow – get green. There is such a thing tertiary (tetriary) color. To get tertiary colors is taken primary color and adds a secondary, those that are in the neighborhood. From this it turns out – in two colors of each primary color – six tertiary colors. For the concept of interaction these flowers – they have a circle. WEB designers call it the color wheel and is used for color selection for WEB sites.
So how to use the color wheel? In theory – very simple. Put a point on the circle on the spot selected you color. Colors corresponding to the selected primary will be located at an equal distance from the ground. That is, if you're in trouble with the geometry, then connecting these points, get an equilateral triangle. By turning to axis – consistent colors are selected. And so, as they are always in threes, then this method of selection of colors is called triadic scheme. But it's not all. You can and should pick colors arranged in a circle facing each other, so-called complementary colors. Why are they called? Bred near, they complement each other, they are complimentary to each other. Now for the more complex combinations of colors WEB. You can choose two pairs of complementary colors. Well, for example, we have a yellow and purple, they can take the blue and orange. This arrangement is called a double compliment. Take a triad of colors and color, complementary to one of the color triad. This scheme is called an alternative compliment. Take a color complementary to this color and the two adjacent colors. This arrangement is called a split compliment. And, so-called tetrad. This is when they choose four colors on the color wheel are located opposite each other. It was a combination of contrasting colors. But there are two schemes using related colors. This is a monochromatic scheme. That is, taking one color and its shades are used. Not a bad way, an option. And the scheme called homologous. In this scheme, selected colors are next on the color wheel. That such a system. True, if only it were that simple, then the designer would be one. In practice all the harder. Even if you do it on system – there is no guarantee that everything will be perfect.