Beginner’s Guide to Split Primary Watercolor Palettes: Avoid Muddy Colors
Red, Yellow, and Blue (warm colors) are chosen for their versatility in creating a wide range of hues, but cool colors such as Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta, can also be utilized. A split primary palette expands the range by including both warm and cool variations of each primary color. Warm colors are closer to red-orange while cool colors are closer to green-blue or yellow-violet. The concept of warm and cool colors can be applied to analogous colors of similar hue.