How We Analyze Split Complementary Plant Colors
The split complementary color scheme is a subtle variation of the standard complementary color scheme. It uses a given flower color and the two colors immediately adjacent to its complementary on a color wheel. This blend of shades provides good contrast and a harmonious look and is widely used in fashion design. Most people find it familiar even if they don´t know the proper name for this grouping.
In the garden, this is one of the most pleasant color combinations.
Here are the possible combinations for split complementary colors:
NOTE: Because there are no green flowered Salvias, we are including the bract color in our determination of this color relationship.
|First Color||Second Color||Third Color|
|Yellow||Blue Violet||Red Violet|
|Green||Red Violet||Red Orange|
|Blue||Red Orange||Yellow Orange|
|Violet||Yellow Orange||Yellow Green|
|Red||Yellow Green||Blue Green|
|Orange||Blue Green||Blue Violet|