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Color

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Trisha Hariani

on 9 February 2014

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Transcript of Color

Color
Hue
-The technical term for color
-Usually, colors with the same hue are distinguished with adjectives referring to their lightness and/or colorfulness.
Examples: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, black
Primary Colors
-Base colors for all others
-Historical set of colors used to create a variety of other useful colors.
Mixture of RYB primary colors
Secondary Colors
-Colors created by mixing two of the primary colors
Ex. red, yellow, blue
Ex. orange, green, violet
Orange = Red + Yellow
Each secondary color is a product of its two bordering colors
Complimentary Colors
-Pairs of colors located opposite each other on the color wheel
-Complimentary colors give depth and contrast to a picture or artwork.
Ex. red and green,
yellow and purple,
blue and orange
Intensity
-Purity and strength, brightness
-Works well with complimentary colors
-High intensity colors can be difficult to work with
Cool Colors
-These colors evoke a cool feeling because they remind us of things like water or grass.
-Cool colors tend to recede in a painting , they calm and relax the viewer and create a soothing impression
Ex. blue, green, purple (violet)
Warm Colors
-These colors evoke warmth because they remind us of things like the sun or fire
-Vivid and energetic, these colors advance in a painting, appear more active and stimulate the viewer.
Ex. red, orange, yellow
Neutral Colors
-Obtained by mixing pure colors with white, black or grey, or by mixing complimentary colors
-Tend to lend a classic or "retro" feel to a design
Ex. white, black, grey, brown
RGB
-Color based upon light (stands for red, green, blue)
-Naturally occurring light colors
-These colors are used in computer monitors, televisions, and projectors
CMYK
-Color methods based upon pigments (ink)
-Stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black
-Used in paint, printers and dyes
Pantone Colors
-Pantone Color Matching System: book of formulas for standardized color matching throughout the graphics industry
Ex. cerulean, fuchsia rose, tigerlily
The End
Violet = Red + Blue
Green = Yellow + Blue
or dullness of a color
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