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COLOR THEORY Intro

This introduces some of the basic color concepts and color theory to beginning high school art students. Hope you find it usefull.
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Brendan McCann

on 15 September 2015

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Transcript of COLOR THEORY Intro

COLOR THEORY INTRO
Color is everywhere!
Three Properties of Color
The Color Wheel
Visually organizes and shows the important relationships between colors.
Basic Color Groups
COLOR THEORY
For example these boxes all have a reddish hue.

Another term for color.

HUE
The darkness or lightness of a color can be controlled by tints and shades.

A color mixed with white.

VALUE
A color mixed with black.

Shade
Tint
Mixing complementary colors (opposites) has the quickest effect on intensity.
Refers to the
BRIGHTNESS
of
DULLNESS
of a color. This is also sometimes called
Saturation
.

INTENSITY
Can mix to make all of the other colors in the color wheel. Cannot be made by mixing any colors together.
PRIMARY Colors
COLOR SCHEMES
http://colorschemedesigner.com/
SECONDARY Colors
Made by mixing a primary colors together.
A combination of a primary and a secondary color. Red-Orange, Blue-green, etc.
INTERMEDIATE/TERTIARY Colors
Monochromatic refers to a color scheme that is primarily dark and light values of ONE color.

MONOCHROMATIC COLOR

ANALOGOUS COLORS

Colors located close together on a color wheel.

A color mixed with gray.

Tone
COMPLEMENTARY

Colors located opposite one another on the color wheel.

TRIADIC

Any three colors that are equally spaced on the color wheel.

Color schemes are specific sets or groupings of color
It can affect the way we think, feel, or even act.
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