As we have already seen, there is not one colour wheel but a variety for different uses.  There is no set number of sections or even foundation colours.  What colour wheels – also known as colour circles – have in common is that they are used to show relationships between colours or groups of colour.

Your wheel will be made up of:

Primary Colours

These are the colours – or hues you will have as your base or foundation. If you did the earlier colour challenges, you will have already chosen your primary colours.  I am using Yellow – Red  – Blue.

Secondary Colours

The colours made by mixing the primary colours. In my wheel, that will Orange, Violet, Green

Tertiary Colours

These are the colours created by blending a primary and secondary colour. They are named with the two colours in the mix with the name of the primary colour first. In my example, yellow orange, red orange, red violet, blue violet, blue green and yellow green.

Relationships with Tints, Tones, and Shades

Last week’s challenge was to play with tints, tones and shades and to continue that, I have created my colour wheel showing the differences. As well, I have done columns with each of those categories to allow comparison with other hue bases, as opposed to the same colour charts we did last week.

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Share your colour wheels and a version of relationships between the tints, tones and shades of other colours.  Your approach might be very different than mine.  It is always fun to see how others tackle the challenge.