Start by picking a Hue

You can tweak the saturation and lightness...

You can also directly paste your color's HEX value...

Your picked color

HEX:
#40bf77
Red: 64
Green: 191
Blue: 119

Complementary color

HEX:
#e54624
Red: 229
Green: 70
Blue: 36

The Artist (RYB) color wheel

Below you can see a traditional color wheel that should help picture how complementary colors work.

๐ŸŽจ Some facts:

  • โ—‰ Complementary colors are oposite colors on the standard color wheel. Using complementary colors creates contrast in an image that is pleasing to the eye.
  • โ—‰ The stardard, aka artist's, color wheel is based on subtractive color mixing, as opposed to additive color mixing that we get from screens.
  • โ—‰ With the standard color theory model, red, yellow and blue are the primary colors (RYB). These are still often the primary colors of choice for artists like painters and photographers, even if technology like printing now uses cyan, magenta and yellow (CMY) as the primary colors for subtractive color mixing.