The split complementary scheme is a variation of the standard complementary scheme. It uses a color and the two colors adjacent to its complementary. This provides high contrast without the strong tension of the complementary scheme.
|Pros:||The split complementary scheme offers more nuances than the complementary scheme while retaining strong visual contrast.|
|Cons:||The split complementary scheme is harder to balance than monochromatic and analogous color schemes.|
|Tips:||1. Use a single warm color against a range of cool
colors to put an emphasis on the warm color (red versus blues and blue-greens,
or orange versus blues and blue-violets).|
2. Avoid using desaturated warm colors (e.g. browns or dull yellows), because this may ruin the scheme.