using nature's NEUTRALS
Neutral colors include shades of brown, tan and gray. They do not appear on the color wheel, but can be mixed by combining two complementary paint colors, such as red and green or blue and orange.
We find neutrals in nature. They are the colors we see in rocks, cement, sand, dirt or clay. Neutral colors make good backgrounds. They help put focus on other colors or serve to tone down colors that might otherwise be overpowering on their own.
Because of their resemblance to natural materials, neutral colors are often used in buildings or other architectural structures.
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