Suitable Color Scheme for Design Style Guide

Why and Which one of the following color schemes are suitable:

Monochromatic: A color scheme that is made from a single hue. The hue can be mixed with white and black to create darker and lighter variants of the same color. This is the easiest type of color palette to create because you can’t mismatch a single color.

Analogous: A color palette created from colors that are located next to each other on the color wheel. This is another easy palette to create and often designers use a variety of tints with analogous schemes.

Complementary: A color palette made by combining colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. A basic complementary color scheme only contains two colors and tints. Despite the name, using opposite colors can sometimes be jarring to look at and these color palettes can create a sense of conflict for those looking at it.

Split complementary: A color palette that uses a base hue and then colors next to the opposite color on the color wheel. These palettes start with three colors – the base and two other hues – and are often quite visually appealing.

Triadic: A color palette consisting of three base colors that are equally spaced on the color wheel. This style of color scheme often showcases the broadest range of color and can sometimes be difficult to match.

Custom: A color palette that does not follow any real set of rules. While many color palettes fall under one of the categories above, some color schemes rely on an almost random look when it comes to color choice.

Feel free to add more types of color schemes to the list.


Some pictures of color wheel would have been better.

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I am all for monochromatic color scheme, its easy for the newbies and as you said there is nothing which can go wrong. :grin:

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