Complementary colors are colors that lay opposite each other on the color wheel. When complementary colors are paired, each color will make the other look more vivid. Hues that lay beside each other on the color wheel are called analogous colors. These colors share a common hue, so rest assured that they will always look good together. Triads are any three equally spaced colors on the color wheel. They create a lively yet balanced combination. Triads are more effective if only one color dominates and the other two are used in lesser amounts or as accents.