Downloadable Color Wheels

The Color wheel is the basic tool in creating color schemes. It can be constructed in different ways. Most text books show color wheels with 12 colors, divided into three categories: primary, secondary and tertiary. In many cases, however, a color wheel with more colors can be useful. On this page you will find several color wheels showing shades, tints and tones.

The color wheels are available in a number of file formats. Feel free to download and experiment with them.

Itten Color Wheel


Color Wheel with Tints


Color Wheel with Shades


Color Wheel with Tones


For more information about color wheels and how to create color schemes,
see the color theory section.