Art Elements: Color Wheel

A color wheel shows the relationship between primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. The secondary colors orange, green, purple) are created from the primary colors. Tertiary colors are green-yellow, yellow-orange, orange-red, red-violet, violet-blue and blue-green. The first color in each tertiary pair is full saturation and the second is half saturation.