• A tetradic colour scheme is one that utilizes four hues that have been arranged from two complementary pairs. In this example, red and green, as well as blue and orange, have been utilized. Another example would be violet, red, yellow, and green.
  • This colour scheme has very little variation in tints (white added to the hues) and shades (black added to the hues), as colours are best at their full value, utilizing almost full intensity for a full, rich scheme.
  • A tetradic colour scheme works best in visual communications when one colour is chosen as a dominant hue. Careful attention should be paid to the balance between the warm and cool colours in your design as well.
  • This colour scheme requires the use of a colour wheel to properly utilize/reference the hues for the scheme to work out properly.

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