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Before & After by John McWade

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Chapter . Our color wheel: The color wheel is our tool for understanding which colors go with what.

Wherever there is light, there is color. While we think of colors as independent—this blue, that red—a color is never seen alone but always in the context of other colors. Like a musical note, no one color is “good” or “bad.” Rather, it’s one part of a composition that as a whole is pleasing or not. The color wheel is our tool for understanding how colors relate to one another. Here’s how it works.

Our color wheel: The color wheel is our tool for understanding which colors go with what.

The color wheel is the range of visible light made into a circle.

Infinity, simplified White light contains all visible colors, which form an infinite spectrum ...

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