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Transcript of Color Theory
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
A group of three colors equally spaced on a color wheel
You cannot mix two colors to create a primary color. All other colors are made from primary colors.
Made by mixing equal parts of two primary colors.
Made by mixing a primary and a secondary color.
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.
Colors sitting next to each other on the color wheel.
The brightness or dullness of a color. High intensity makes a color look bright. Low intensity makes a color look dull.
Any color that is lighter than the original.
Any color that is darker than the original.
The darkness or lightness of a color.
A scheme that uses different shades and tints of the same hue.
Colors that are associated with feeling warm. (heat, hot, fire)
Colors that are associated with feeling cool. (cold, ice, frigid)
Ann Al Gus
Any hue not associated with a color. (black, white and gray)
How to make a color look bright=
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.