The Double Triadic Colour Scheme

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Colourful Friday.

I am coming to the end of the colour schemes though I will probably be able to squeeze one more out next week. Last week I talked about the hexagon – hextadic colour scheme which is made up of 6 colours from the colour wheel or star. Today’s scheme is also another hextadic or six colour scheme.

Many weeks ago I talked to you about the triadic colour scheme and this week I am going to talk about a double triadic colour scheme. As you guessed it uses 2 triadic colour schemes that are side by side on the colour wheel. First of all pick a triadic scheme and then add the colour to the right of each colour to make up the second triadic scheme. These six colours will make up a double triadic colour scheme.

The colour combinations are certainly very interesting and appealing.

Start with the secondary colours – green, purple and orange.

Secondary colours - green, orange and purple

Secondary colours – green, orange and purple

Secondary Colours

Secondary Colours

Add in each colour to the right of the secondary colours which are yellow-green, red-orange and blue-violet – three of the tertiary colours.

Add in a colour to the right of each secondary colour

Add in a colour to the right of each secondary colour

Fabric selection for the above combination.

Secondary and a three tertiary colours

Secondary and a three tertiary colours

Starting with these three tertiary colours above results in adding in the primary colours to complete the double triadic colour scheme.

Three tertiary colours plus the primary colours

Three tertiary colours plus the primary colours

Fabric selection for the above combination.

Tertiary and primary colours

Tertiary and primary colours

What if we started with the primary colours? Moving to the right of each primary colour adds in the other three tertiary colours – blue-green, yellow-orange and red-violet.

Primary plus the other three tertiary colours

Primary plus the other three tertiary colours

Fabric selection for the above combination.

Primary plus the other three tertiary colours

Primary plus the other three tertiary colours

Finally the last set of colours to complete a double triadic scheme would be the three tertiary colours blue-green, yellow-orange and red-violet and the secondary colours.

The other three tertiary colours plus the secondary colours

The other three tertiary colours plus the secondary colours

Fabric selection for the above combination.

The other three tertiary colours plus secondary

The other three tertiary colours plus secondary

A total of 4 different combinations make up the double triadic colour schemes. Lots of options to make a fabulous quilt from.

Sorry to say but Soda has no interest in this topic today.

I don’t think Soda has any interest in today’s topic

Happy Quilting!

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