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Alizarin Crimson

I use Alizarin Crimson as the PRIMARY RED on the color wheel because it is a pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

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

Viridian
Viridian

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 Alizarin Crimson:

Permanent Green Light
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)
Manganese Blue Hue
Manganese Blue Hue

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from RED to ORANGE the analogous colors for Alizarin Crimson are:

Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep
Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet

Triadic

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

Aureolin
Aureolin
Winsor Blue
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)

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Winsor Blue (Green Shade)

I use Winsor Blue (Green Shade) as the PRIMARY BLUE on the color wheel because it is a pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Winsor Blue (Green Shade), the complementary color is:

Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet

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 Winsor Blue (Green Shade):

Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium-Free Orange

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from BLUE to VIOLET the analogous colors for Winsor Blue (Green Shade) are:

Ultramarine Violet
Ultramarine Violet
Permanent Mauve
Permanent Mauve

Triadic

The three PRIMARY colors on the color wheel are YELLOW, BLUE and RED. In addition to Winsor Blue (Green Shade), the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Aureolin
Aureolin
Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson

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Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

In the past, I used Permanent Green Light (or Permanent Green #1) as the INTERMEDIATE YELLOW-GREEN on the color wheel. But, now I use Winsor Green (Yellow Shade) as the pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

The complementary color sits on the opposite side of the color wheel. For Winsor Green (Yellow Shade), the complementary color is:

Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet

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 Winsor Green (Yellow Shade):

Permanent Mauve
Permanent Mauve
Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from YELLOW-GREEN to BLUE-GREEN the analogous colors for Winsor Green (Yellow Shade) are:

Viridian
Viridian
Manganese Blue Hue
Manganese Blue Hue

Triadic

This Triadic consists of three INTERMEDIATE colors. In addition to Winsor Green (Yellow Shade), the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Ultramarine Violet
Ultramarine Violet
Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep

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Permanent Rose

See Alizarin Crimson. The color Permanent Rose, a pure transparent color, can be used as a substitute for Alizarin Crimson as the PRIMARY RED on the color wheel. Permanent Rose is also the RED used for the layered wash Рglazing watercolor technique.

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Rose Madder Genuine

Rose Madder Genuine is a pure transparent color. It is the RED-VIOLET used for the layered wash – glazing watercolor technique. It is similar to Alizarin Crimson, but lighter in value and intensity.

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Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Blue is a pure transparent color that is considered to be a neutral blue. It is the BLUE used for the layered wash – glazing watercolor technique. For the PRIMARY BLUE in color schemes, see Winsor Blue.

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Color Mixing Watercolor Paint

Hooker’s Green

Hooker’s Green is a more neutralized color than the pure transparent Viridian. So, I have not included it in my color schemes. It is a warm green useful in mixing a variety of greens for expressing landscapes and receding planes.

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Viridian

I use Viridian as the SECONDARY GREEN on the color wheel because it is a pure color that is perfect for its complementary color listed below.

Complementary

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

Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson

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 Viridian:

Winsor Violet
Winsor Violet
Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep

Analogous

Going clockwise on the color wheel from GREEN to BLUE the analogous colors for Viridian are:

Manganese Blue Hue
Manganese Blue Hue
Winsor Blue
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)

Triadic

This Triadic consists of three SECONDARY colors. In addition to Viridian, the other colors that make up this Triadic color scheme are:

Permanent Mauve
Permanent Mauve
Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet

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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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