Triadic Colors

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Subject: Triadic Colors Make Up Look

What? These are colors to study that are found on the color wheel

Why? History Triadic colors are those that are equally spaced and apart from each other on the color wheel. Green, purple and orange are examples of triadic colors. If you connected these colors on the color wheel, you would create a triangle.

How does it relate to the skin? – One color is the main stand out color and the other two are to compliment that main one.

Where does it typically occur? – This occurs in vibrant make up palettes.

When? Implications This color scheme would be for a look where the overall look is a whimsical or stand out versus one feature standing out.

Who benefits from this? –Anyone who enjoys experimenting with color and who is wearing the proper palette to complement their warmth or coolness of undertone.

What causes this? – The color wheel offers a guideline of how and where colors appear in nature so as to use make up as a natural enhancement to someone’s features, working with the features instead of in spite of their features.

How? Solutions (Mechanical / Machine) Consult a color wheel to pick out color triad and decide on the dominant color for this particular theme.

How? – Solutions (Non Mechanical) Consult a color wheel to pick out color triad and decide on the dominant color for this particular theme. Triadic colors can also be pastel.

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