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Color Theory

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Holly Elizabeth

on 4 October 2012

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Transcript of Color Theory

COLOR THEORY Color A design element that is the recognizable variation of light in the visible spectrum illustrative organization of color hues around a circle that shows relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, complementary colors, analogous, and dsicordant colors, etc. The Color Wheel is... Secondary Colors are made from mixing equal amounts of TWO PRIMARY COLORS. Located between the primaries on the color wheel

= Green
= Orange Secondary Colors Primary Colors cannot be mixed from any other colors

RED Primary Colors Tertiary Colors Tertiary colors can be made by mixing Secondary and Primary Colors. OR mixing unequal parts of two primaries

Orange + Red
= OrangeRed
Green+ Blue
ect. Colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel
Creates contrast Complementary Colors Colors that form a "Y" on the color wheel Discordant Colors Analogous Colors sit next to each other on the color wheel using only two primaries. They often look like color "families" and grouped by 3 or 4 colors Analogous Colors END Color Harmony
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