Armor: snapdragon (T1 sylvari cultural light)
Primary: midnight yew (darkest green)
Secondary: gown (bright medium purple) - apparently the filter disapproves of the small, clustered fruits from which wine is made, likely because of the last four letters. Regardless, that is the proper name of the purple dye I'm using, not "gown."
Tertiary: silver (pale grey)
I consider my color scheme triadic even though silver is essentially a shade of black and white, which isn't on the color wheel. I think it helps to stand out as an accent because it's considerably lighter than the other two dyes.
The neat thing about snapdragon (maybe all sylvari sets?) is that it seems to pull your skin color into the ensemble, too. Those "ribs" of the leaves on the chest aren't dyed silver, that's his pale grey-green skintone echoed in the clothing.
Green and purple are complimentary, I've always liked them together. The trick is to avoid standard bright green against standard bright purple, which turns you into the Joker (unless you're going for that).
Golden age superheroes were rendered using mostly primary colors because it's single process printing and saves ink, villains were rendered in secondary colors as contrast, which is why you tend to see lots of comic book villains blending green and purple. Orange is more rare for some reason.
Edited by Jairyn, 09 November 2012 - 03:06 PM.