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What colors match blue?

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Blue can be harmonized with the secondary colors green and purple. It can also match the tertiary colors of blue-green, often called cyan, and blue-purple, often called ultramarine, based on analogous colors. Blue harmonizes with orange based on complementary colors, according to basic color theory.

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What colors match blue?
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Other colors that match blue may be based on natural color schemes. Blue, being a basic color in the water and the sky of Earth, often pairs well with greens and browns.

Throughout human history, there have been a number of natural materials used to create blue dyes. Cobalt-based blue pigments, lapis lazuli mineral deposits and indigo plant dyes have all been used.

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