Color Wheels

A color wheel is an illustrative organization of colors around a circle, showing the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors.

RGB Color Wheel

The RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color wheel represents the 3 light sources used to produce colors on a TV or computer screen.

Primary colors are Red, Green, and Blue.

Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors:

Red and Green= Yellow

Green and Blue = Cyan

Blue and Red = Magenta

CMY(K) Color Wheel

The CMY(K) (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) represent the colors used to print on paper.

The primary colors are Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow.

Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors:

Cyan and Magenta = Blue

Magenta and Yellow = Red

Yellow and Cyan = Green.

RYB Color Wheel

The RYB (Red, Yellow, Blue) color wheel is used by painters, artists and designers for blending pigment colors.

The 3 primary colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.

Secondary colors are created by mixing primary colors.

The 3 secondary colors are Orange, Green, and Purple.

Red and Yellow = Orange

Yellow and Blue = Green

Blue and Red = Purple.

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