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The Colour Wheel
The three Primary colours are Red, Yellow and Blue. The make up every other colour under the rainbow.
The three Secondary colours are Orange, Green and Purple. These are the secondary colours because:
If you mix Red and Yellow you get Orange
If you mix Yellow and Blue you get Green
If you mix Blue and Red you get Purple
The Orange is placed between the Red and Yellow in the colour wheel
The Green is placed between the Blue and Yellow in the colour wheel
The Purple is placed between the Blue and Red
Complimentary colours are the opposite colours in the colour wheel.
Red and Green are complimentary colours
Blue and Orange are complimentary colours
Yellow and Purple are complimentary colours