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Color Terms

TermDefinition
Complementary Colors colors located directly opposite one another on the color wheel
communication of color eye/mind perception of color; meanings associated with color
color wheel circle containing a spectrum of color
process color use of many colors in a publication CMYK
pantone color matching system that uses a series of cards to identify specific colors
monochromatic colors all the hues tints and shades of a single color
hue all tints and shades of a color red orange and blue are all hues
custom color color designed by the user specifically for a document
split complementary colors color scheme consisting of one color combined with two colors located on either side of its opposite (complimentary) color
Spot color a printing technique that uses one premixed color of ink for each color used in a publication
triadic colors using three colors that are equal distance apart on the color wheel
tint created when white is added to a color
shade created when black is added to a color
saturation the intensity of a color; how close it is to a pure hue
RGB red blue green-- color model used to display color on computer monitors, televisions, and similar devises
color theory relationship between colors often based on their location o n a color wheel
color scheme an arrangement of colors designed to create a specific response
CMYK cyan, magenta, yellow, black--- the four ink colors used to create most process color printing
analogous colors colors located adjacent to each other on the color wheel
Created by: Cassidy96