How Do I Use The Tetradic Color Scheme Generator?
Create a color scheme quickly using the color scheme generator.
Start by choosing color for your palette using the color picker or clicking the generate button to find new tetradic colors.
What Are Tetradic Colors?
A tetradic color scheme consists of four distinct hues or colors: a base color and three additional colors equally spaced on the color wheel from the foundation color.
Tetradic colors, commonly referred to as rectangular colors, are among the trickiest color schemes to master.
Tetrad is an aggressive color palette because of its complementary pairs, so it requires good planning and a dynamic balance approach in the relationship between these colors.
- Orange, Yellow, Blue, Violet
- Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green, Blue-Violet, Red-Violet
- Yellow, Green, Violet, Red
- Yellow-Green, Blue-Green, Red-Violet, Red-Orange
- Green, Blue, Red, Orange
- Blue-Green, Blue-Violet, Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange
Choose the right colors for your palette
Creating color palettes can be hard. Designers spend a lot of time trying to create cohesion between the various colors on the rainbow.
Color picker match colors related to your existing composition; leads to color scheme ideas; and generate color shades, tones and tints values.
One big piece to the puzzle is color theory. Beyond the understanding of color theory you also need to understand how to choose the right colors for your palette.
Understanding color is the first step to applying it successfully in your design. Color theory is a complex subject that analyzes how different hues/shades interact with one another. However a few basic tips can lead to finding that perfect palette.
- Analogous palettes use colors that are close to each other on the color wheel.
- Complementary palettes are created with colors that sit opposite each other on the wheel in order to offer a sense of balance.
- The triadic method consists of three main colors equally spaced on the wheel, which makes for a diverse palette.
- A monochromatic color scheme is one in which all of the tints and hues in the image are derived from a single color tint. Changes to the base color's saturation and/or brightness can alter the shade of the color.
- Four hues properly spread out around the color wheel are known as square colors.
What is Color Theory?
Color theory is a field of study within art and science that focuses on the understanding, creation, and effective use of color. It examines the relationships between colors, their psychological effects, and their practical applications in various forms of visual communication. Color theory aims to provide guidance on color mixing, harmony, and contrast to achieve aesthetically pleasing and effective designs.
Some key components of color theory include:
- The color wheel: A circular diagram of colors used to illustrate the relationships between primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. Primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) are the basis for creating all other colors. Secondary colors (green, orange, and purple) are formed by mixing equal parts of two primary colors. Tertiary colors are created by mixing primary and secondary colors.
- Color harmony: A pleasing arrangement of colors based on their relationships on the color wheel. Some common color harmonies include complementary colors (opposite on the color wheel), analogous colors (adjacent on the color wheel), and triadic colors (equidistant on the color wheel).
- Color schemes: A specific selection of colors used in design or artwork, often chosen based on color harmonies. Examples include monochromatic (variations of a single color), analogous, complementary, split-complementary, and triadic schemes.
- Color psychology: The study of how colors can evoke emotions, effecting feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.