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Aureolin

I use Aureolin as the PRIMARY YELLOW on the color wheel because it is transparent. It can be substituted with Cadmium Lemon, which is semiopaque.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Aureolin, the complementary color is:

Permanent Mauve
Permanent Mauve

 Split-Complementary

The split-complementary colors are the two colors located on either side of the complementary color on the color wheel. The following are the split-complementary colors for Aureolin:

Ultramarine Violet
Ultramarine Violet
Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from YELLOW to GREEN the analogous colors for Aureolin are:

Permanent Green Light
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)
Viridian
Viridian

Triadic

The three PRIMARY colors on the color wheel are YELLOW, BLUE and RED. In addition to Aureolin, the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Winsor Blue
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)
Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson

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