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Color Theory

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Bailey Kinney

on 27 September 2013

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Transcript of Color Theory

Color: The surface quality of light reflected-which can come from natural or artificial light
Hue:
Color Wheel:
Color Scheme:
Color
Combinations of color that are defined by their position on the color wheel
A band of 12 colors usually arranged in a circle. (Look at a clock...12 numbers and 12 colors)
The pure state of any color. The name in which a color is called
Triad:
A group of three colors equally spaced on a color wheel
Primary Colors:
You cannot mix two colors to create a primary color. All other colors are made from primary colors.
Secondary Colors:
Made by mixing equal parts of two primary colors.
Tertiary:
Made by mixing a primary and a secondary color.
Complementary Colors:
Colors opposite each other create a visual vibration or visual tension.
RED= Red-Orange AND Red-Violet
YELLOW= Yellow-Green AND Yellow-Orange
BLUE= Blue-Green AND Blue-Violet
Split Complementary Colors:
A color plus the two hues on either side of the color's complement.
Analogous Colors:
Colors sitting next to each other on the color wheel.
Intensity:
The brightness or dullness of a color. High intensity makes a color look bright. Low intensity makes a color look dull.
Tints:
Shades:
Value
Any color that is lighter than the original.
(Add White)
Any color that is darker than the original.
(Add Black)
The darkness or lightness of a color.
Monochromatic
A scheme that uses different shades and tints of the same hue.
Warm Colors:
Colors that are associated with feeling warm. (heat, hot, fire)
Cool Colors:
Colors that are associated with feeling cool. (cold, ice, frigid)
Neutrals:
Complementary Colors
Ann Al Gus
Mono=one
Chroma=color

Any hue not associated with a color. (black, white and gray)
How to make a color look bright=
add white

How to make a color look dull=
add the color's complement
Monochromatic is running one color (mono) through a value change...dark to light.
There are two colors on the color wheel that are not considered "warm" or "cool," what are they?
(hint: they are complementary colors.)

Warm colors take up half of the color wheel.

Warm colors are vivid and energetic.

Warm colors tend to advance in space.
Cool colors take up half of the color wheel.

Cool colors are calm and soothing.

Cool colors seem to recede in space.
Red Violet
Yellow Green
Deep Red
Rose Red
Husker Red
Pink
Tulip Pink
Yellow
Yellow-Green
Green
Blue-Green
Blue
Blue-Violet
Violet
Red-Violet
Red
Red-Orange
Orange
Yellow-Orange
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