appreciation, the colors of the prism are arranged around the color
wheel. There are three primaries from which all other colors are
derived: red, blue, and yellow. Equal parts of these primaries create the secondaries:
red+blue=violet, red+yellow=orange, blue+yellow=green. If 75% of one primary
is mixed with 25% of another, then tertiaries are produced: 75%red+25%yellow=
as a wheel, colors interact across the diameter of the wheel as complimentaries.
When blue and orange are juxtaposed, they feed off each other and their
intensities increase. For example during Christmas time, the red and green of
the decorations create a visual vibrancy that immediately grabs the attention
of the viewer. Way back, Howard Johnson’s decorated their motels and
restaurants in orange and blue increasing their visibility.