What are the tertiary colors?

What are the tertiary colors?

Primary colors are red, blue, and yellow.
Tertiary colors are the ones made with combinations of the primary ones.

For example, red+blue= purple, blue+yellow= green, and red+ yellow= orange. Those are all tertiary colors.

Best Answer

Tertiary colors are made by mixing the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) with the secondary colors (orange, green, purple).

tertiary colors are colors obtained by mixing primary colors in proportions

A tertiary color is a color made by mixing one primary color with one secondary color, in a given color space. Unlike primary and secondary colors, these are not represented by one firmly established name each, but the following examples include some of the most popular.


Primary Colors: Blue, Yellow, Red

Secondary Colors are obtained by adding two primary colors: Blue + Yellow = Green,
Yellow + Red = Orange
Red + Blue = Purple

So the order would now go:
Blue(P), Green(S), Yellow(P), Orange(S), Red(P)....etc.

Tertiary colors are obtained by adding primary colors with secondary colors in the order they occur:
Blue(P) + Green(S) = Aquamarine(T),
Green(S) + Yellow(P) = Chartreuse(T),
Yellow(P) + Orange(S) = Marigold(T),.... etc

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