Coor Theory Exercise

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When the lesson discussed RGB color theory it talks about the split complementary system for choosing colors. The example it gives is a base color of orange.

From my understanding a split complement is found when you take orange, find the opposite (Azure) and the take the color either size of the complement. Therefore a split complement to orange would be Cyan, and Blue.

However, the lesson pairs Orange with Cyan and Raspberry. This does not make sense in split complement color theory?

Is anyone able to elaborate?

  **Your code so far**

body {
  background-color: #FFFFFF;

.orange {
  background-color: #FF7F00;

.cyan {
  background-color: #00FFFF;

.raspberry {
  background-color: #FF007F;

div {
  height: 100px;
  width: 100px;
  margin-bottom: 5px;

<div class="orange"></div>
<div class="cyan"></div>
<div class="raspberry"></div>
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User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/94.0.4606.61 Safari/537.36

Challenge: Learn about Tertiary Colors

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I think it’s a split complementary of cyan, not orange. Opposite of cyan is red, next to red is orange and raspberry. See this link: Cyan / #00ffff hex color (#0ff)

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Great, so looks like a typo then. Thanks for your help with this one.

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