What are tertiary colors?

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After primary and secondary colors, the third set of colors is called tertiary. These are a mixture of secondary colors with a primary color. This would be a color mix like blue-green or red-orange, even yellow-orange. These are variations of secondary colors that lean more in one direction or another. 

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