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Colour Harmonious Proportions

Colours have relative strengths, for example Yellow is a strong colour and Violet is quite weak. If you put equal amounts of these two colours they would be unbalanced, there is a near numerical method of calculating this. The numbers in this table show the relative strengths of the colours. For example, 3 squares of Yellow would be balanced by 9 squares of Violet. 4 squares of Orange would be balanced by 8 squares of Blue.

  • 3 - Yellow - Strong
  • 4 - Orange
  • 6 - Red / Green
  • 8 - Blue
  • 9 - Violet - Weak

Putting this information into practice, this means for the shown map clipping:

Colour Harmonious Proportion
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