Created By: CarpeGuitarrem on June 12, 2011

Teal and Orange Scheme

Using the colors teal and orange as the only main colors in a color scheme.

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More than just a Color Wash, the Teal and Orange Scheme goes so far as to exclude all other colors, even when they would be logically present. Alternately, there's a color scheme that chooses to focus on these two, for the sole reason that they are complementary and easy on the eyes.

  • Portal, where the entire Aperture Science facilities are primarily white, but the eponymous portals are colored (surprise!) teal and orange.
  • TRON: Legacy, which eschews the color scheme of the original for a teal and orange.

Any others? Note: this isn't about films where the colors have been tweaked into a Teal and Orange setting, but about anything where Teal and Orange have been deliberately used as the main colors.
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • June 12, 2011
    see also Color Colored For your Convienece, also Teal tends to go to the good guys, while Orange if for the bad guys
  • June 12, 2011
    I think we have this one already. But darned if the name of the trope will come to me.
  • June 12, 2011
    This is really a narrower part of a larger art concept. Blue and orange are complimentary colors - they're directly opposite each other on the artist color wheel. Other complementary color pairs are yellow/purple and red/green. I don't think a single complementary color pair is tropable by itself (other than red/green and only in the context of being associated with Christmas). You might make something out of this by making it about complementary color schemes in general, but I'm not sure it isn't better material for a Useful Notes page.
  • June 12, 2011
  • June 12, 2011
    @Yendor: AHA! Thanks. I thought it sounded fishy that there wasn't this scheme yet...