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Color Wheel & Theory

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Amanda Olson

on 10 October 2016

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Transcript of Color Wheel & Theory

USE the Color Wheel
Now we get to incorporate our knowledge of colors and apply it to a painting!
Project Examples & Ideas
Thumbnail Sketches
Color Theory
Let's Make a Color Wheel
Grab out a piece of paper & Number 1-10!
Hand Out
Think of creative ways to color!
Start brainstorming!
Take 30 minutes to sketch out 9 ideas for our final project.
#10 - LAST ONE!!!
#10 - LAST ONE!!!
What are complementary colors?
- Give an example...
What are tertiary/intermediate colors?
- Give an example...
What is the difference between "Tint" & "Shade"?
What are "Cool Colors"?
What are "Warm Colors"?
What are Primary Colors
What are Secondary Colors?
What are analogous colors?
- Give an example...
What is the difference between:
- Monochromatic
- Polychromatic &
- Achromatic?
What is a Hue?
What are Neutral Colors?
Complementary Colors:
the colors opposite to each other on the color wheel
- Examples... Red & Green
Blue & Orange
Yellow & Violet
Tertiary colors:
Colors made from equal amounts of a pair of primary
& secondary colors
Examples... Red-violet, Blue-violet, Blue-green,
Yellow-green, Yellow-orange, Red-orange)
A color plus white, also called pastels
A color plus black
Cool colors:
The hues on the green/blue/violet side
of the color wheel
Warm colors:
The hues on the red/orange/yellow side
of the color wheel
Primary Colors:
Colors from which all other colors are made (red, blue, yellow)
Secondary Colors:
Colors that are created from equal amounts of a pair of primary colors (green, orange, violet)
Having one color (or using different tints and shades of the same color in an artwork)
Having more than one color
Free of color
Another word for color
Brown, White, Black, Grey, etc.
The colors that aren't on the color wheel
"Mere color can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways" - Oscar Wilde
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation
Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, generates muscle energy, and is often associated with food.
Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety.
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.
Gray is the color of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom. It is perceived as long-lasting, classic, and often as sleek or refined. It is a color that is dignified, conservative, and carries authority.
White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, and purity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.
Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.
Brown is associated with the earth, wood, and stone. It’s a completely natural color and a warm neutral. Brown can be associated with dependability and reliability, with steadfastness, and with earthiness.

Analogous colors:
Hues that are next to each other on the color wheel Examples... Red & Orange - Yellow & Orange
- Yellow & Green - Blue & Green
- Blue & Violet - Red & Violet
- Take 30 minutes to pick your favorite 3 to enlarge
- Sketch out your favorite for your final
- Hard Edges
- Keep your colors Opaque
- Be Bold & Colorful!
See Examples
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