This time the 2 complementary (opposite) groups of 2 colours are only separated by 1 wedge (this is also called Double Complementary, despite the fact that all tetrads are double complementarys!). There is still a lot of contrast but also more opportunities for harmonies inside the warm and cool groups. You have 6 possible colour schemes within 1 wheel. You can either partner 2 primaries with their 2 opposites secondaries (first row of wheels below) or 4 tertiary colours (second row of wheels). Lots of tetradic combos will instinctively fall into this category, as it is the easiest to work with.
Tetradic schemes are the richest of all available colour schemes. They give you the most variety, opening up some fun and creative options for you, but they may also be a bit more difficult to pull off. So we have complied a few tricks to help you.
Change tone(s) and throw shade(s)/
2022 Topic #1: Opposites Attract,2022 Topic #8: Split Complementary,2022 Topic #14: Triadic Colours
Colour Theory videos
If you want to see someone talking through the theory, mixing colour and then going further, this is a really informative video by Kyle Heath. If you're just interested in the colour mixing, he starts with that, but you may want to keep watching, as there's so much useful information.
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