What is the opposite of yellow on the color wheel?
The three traditional sets of complementary colors, as derived from the Red-Yellow-Blue color model, are red and green, yellow and purple, and orange and blue. You can see them positioned opposite one another on the color wheel above.
One of the best qualities of the color yellow is that it goes great with nearly every other color -- white, orange, green, pink, blue, brown. Pick one or two shades of yellow to use as accents, plus a dark neutral, and include doses of white for a balanced color palette.
- The best companion colors for gold are dark purple, emerald green, rose pink, red, cream, and dark blue. If you want to make things even more interesting, use three colors and include gold.
- Bedroom Color Options From Soothing to Romantic
- Cheerful Purple Bedroom.
- Coral and Kelly Green Bedroom.
- Pink and Purple Girl's Bedroom.
- Teen's Lavender and Yellow Bedroom.
- Warm Beige Master Bedroom.
- Boy's Blue Bedroom.
- Contemporary Gold Master Bedroom.
- Cheerful Light-Green Nursery.
- Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Purple
- Purple + Plum. Using two tones of purple in the same space – a cool blue purple and a warm red purple like plum – creates this incredibly luxurious aesthetic.
- Purple + Lime Green.
- Purple + Mint Green.
- Purple + Gray.
- Purple + Olive Green.
- Purple + Mustard.
- Purple + Taupe.
Using yellow also makes in easy to use orange, red and green which all work great together in a signage system. Also for traffic signs yellow works good as background color in combination with black lettering. In a outdoor situation, yellow stands out from its background giving a clear message.
- Extension. By expanding one color versus another, it is emphasized and stands out. Hue — The further colors are from each other on the color wheel, the higher the contrast will be. Complements — Complementary colors (red/green, yellow/purple, and orange/blue) make highlighted themes pop when used together.
- One of the best qualities of the color yellow is that it goes great with nearly every other color -- white, orange, green, pink, blue, brown. Pick one or two shades of yellow to use as accents, plus a dark neutral, and include doses of white for a balanced color palette.
- On the other hand, since yellow is the most visible color of all the colors, it is the first color that the human eye notices. Use it to get attention, such as a yellow sign with black text, or as an accent.
Updated: 2nd October 2019