The triadic color scheme makes use of a combination of three colours that are equally spaced around the colour wheel. This scheme is popular all over the design world (including patterned paper designers!) because it offers strong visual contrast while retaining balance, and colour richness. The triadic colour scheme is softer than the complementary scheme, and is easier to balance.
Like many of these combinations, the triadic scheme can work more effectively when one colour is dominant and the other two are accents, although as you can see from the layouts below, it also works harmoniously when all three colours are fairly equally weighted.
Today Louise had the fun of creating using a Triadic colour scheme. What is a Triadic colour scheme? As we’ve explained above, it is 3 colours from the colour wheel [equally spaced on the wheel], for example red, blue and green – each spaced with two colors between. Can you find another triad scheme? For this particular brief Louise has chosen to use purple, orange and green (the three secondary colours, which make up a triadic combination). Louise has chosen to use layers of beautiful Tattered angels Chalkboard Glimmer mists and Hambly rub-ons to depict the triadic colour scheme.
Leeann found out that triadic means using 3 colours that are evenly spaced on the colour wheel. So now that she was armed with this knowledge she set about checking out what manufacturers have used this colour scheme. She didn’t have to look twice at the soiree range by pink paislee, they had the perfect papers and embellishments to help create this page. Leeann also notice that this colour scheme is used by most manufacturers as it offers great balance and harmony.