Split Complementary Color Scheme

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Description

The split-complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementary color scheme. It uses the two colors adjacent to its complement.

Usage

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  splitComp(color, plot = TRUE, bg = "white",
    labcol = NULL, cex = 0.8, title = TRUE)

Arguments

color

an R color name of a color in hexadecimal notation

plot

logical value indicating whether to plot a color wheel with the generated scheme

bg

background color of the plot. Used only when plot=TRUE

labcol

color for the labels (i.e. names of the colors). Used only when plot=TRUE

cex

numeric value indicating the character expansion of the labels

title

logical value indicating whether to display a title in the plot. Unsed only when plot=TRUE

Details

This color scheme has the same strong visual contrast as the complementary scheme, but it is supposed to have less tension.

Value

A character vector with the given color and the split-complementary colors in hexadecimal notation

Author(s)

Gaston Sanchez

See Also

complementary

Examples

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# split-complementary colors of 'tomato' (no plot)
splitComp("tomato", plot = FALSE)

# split-complementary colors of 'tomato' (with dark gray background)
splitComp("tomato", bg = "gray40")