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Color Theory

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Color Theory
Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1943.
Color wheels show us how colors are related.

They remind artists how to mix and think about colors.

You will learn about different color families and how they're used in artworks.
The Color Wheel
Warm Colors
Warm colors are the color of the sun, fire, heat, and warm temperatures.
Secondary Colors
Secondary colors are made when you mix two of the primary colors together.
Primary Colors
The primary colors are
red
,
yellow
, and
blue
.
Intermediate Colors
Intermediate colors are made when you mix a primary and secondary color together.
The Color Wheel
The primary colors are important because you can mix them together to make most other colors.
Primary Colors in Art
Roy Lichtenstein. Crying Girl, 1964.
Blue
+
Yellow
=
Green
Yellow
+
Red
=
Orange
Red
+
Blue
=
Violet
Henri Matisse. Madame Matisse, 1905.
Joan Miro. Ciurana, the Path, 1917.
You name intermediate colors by combining the primary and secondary color names, starting with the primary color.

For example,
red
+
violet
=
red-violet
.
If you divide the color wheel in half, starting with red-violet and ending with yellow-green, you will find the warm colors.

Can you guess our next color family?
Secondary Colors in Art
Warm Colors in Art
Paul Klee. Senecio, 1922.
Georgia O'Keefe. Red Canna, 1924.
Cool Colors
Cool colors are the color of ice and snow.
Cool colors are on the opposite side of the warm colors on the color wheel.
Cool Colors in Art
Claude Monet. Water Lilies, 1906.
Vincent van Gogh. Starry Night, 1889.
Complementary Colors
Complementary colors are colors that are directly opposite on the color wheel.
Yellow
&
Violet

Blue
&
Orange

Red
&
Green
What other complementary color combinations can you find?
Complementary Colors in Art
Francis Bacon. Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, 1944.
Analogous Colors
Analogous colors are 3 to 5 colors next to each other on the color wheel.
Analogous Colors in Art
Jean-Honore Fragonard. The Swing, 1767.
Mark Rothko. Untitled.
Monochromatic Colors
Monochromatic colors are one color and its lights and darks.
Monochromatic Colors in Art
Mark Tansey. Doubting Thomas, 1985.
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