basic triads (color) definition

The three basic types of triads create a full color wheel of twelve colors.  Each of the triads is linked to the wheel by an equilateral color-coded triangle.  It is helpful to know the basic triads in order to expand one’s color palette beyond the standard primary palette of yellow, red and blue.  The twelve colors include the three primaries, three secondaries and two sets of three tertiaries.  

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