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Color Theory- Art Class

The color wheel introduction


on 16 February 2017

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Transcript of Color Theory- Art Class

primary colors
secondary colors
tertiary colors
The Color Wheel
analogous colors
warm colors
cool colors
red, yellow and blue are the 3 primary colors.
the primary colors make all of the other colors on the color wheel.
tertiary colors are a mix of a primary color and a secondary color that are neighbors on the color wheel.
tints are a color plus white
shades are a color plus black
value is how light or dark a color is
warm colors are one half of the color wheel including red, orange, and yellow
secondary colors are a mix of two primary colors
analogous colors are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. these colors allow for many moods to be accommodated.
complementary colors
complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel. be cautious when using a large number of complementary colors in your design.
split-analogous colors
split-analogous colors are similar to analogous colors except that the neighbors are two (2) spaced over on the color wheel from the center color.
split-complementary colors
split-complementaries include a main color and then the analogous colors of the main color complement. this color scheme works very well on a computer to avoid fatigue and maintain interest.
Special thanks to Wendy Peterson for sharing the original Prezi file from her 7th grade art class.
All images were either in the original presentation or taken from the Creative Commons.
Feel free to copy, use, or modify this presentation as needed for your educational purposes.
consisting of one color

A triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel.

Triadic color harmonies tend to be quite vibrant, even if you use pale or unsaturated versions of your hues.

To use a triadic harmony successfully, the colors should be carefully balanced
- let one color dominate and use the two others for accent.

Design a simple logo that
represents YOU. Make at least 3 varied designs using different COLOR SCHEMES
-Split Complementary
Keep in Mind
You need...
-Sketchbook and Colored Pencils or Markers
to list the color scheme(s) you used and why you chose those colors-- think about the PSYCHOLOGY of those colors!
-You will only have TODAY in class
-EXPERIMENT and HAVE FUN- don't worry about making them perfect.
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