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Color Terminalogy

Achromatic relating to, employing, or denoting lenses that transmit light without separating it into constituent colors.
Analogous Color comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared.
Brightness the quality of being vividly and boldly colored.
Chromaticity the quality of color, independent of brightness
CMYK cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, the four colors used in most color printers, usually in two ink cartridges, one of black ink and the other containing cyan, magenta, and yellow inks in separate reservoirs.
Color Context The real colors are not altered; only our perception of them changes. Simultaneous contrast is most intense when the two colors are complementary colors.
Color Harmony Color harmony is the theory of combining colors in a fashion that is harmonious to the eye.
Color Scheme A color scheme is the choice of colors used in design for a range of media.
Color Theory color theory or colour theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination.
Color Wheel a circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors.
Complementary Color colors directly opposite each other in the color spectrum, such as red and green or blue and orange, that when combined in the right proportions, produce white light.
Contrast enhancement of the apparent brightness or clarity of a design provided by the juxtaposition of different colors or textures.
Cool Colors cool colors are often said to be the hues from blue green through blue violet, most grays included.
Hexadecimal Color A hex triplet is a six-digit, three-byte hexadecimal number used in HTML, CSS, SVG, and other computing applications to represent colors.
Hue a color or shade.
Luminance the intensity of light emitted from a surface per unit area in a given direction.
Monochromatic Color Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints.
Neutral Colors Neutral colors include black, white, gray, and sometimes brown beige.
Polychrome painted, printed, or decorated in several colors.
Primary Color any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing.
Pure Color a color evoked by homogeneous spectral light.
Purity Saturation defines a range from pure color (100%) to gray (0%) at a constant lightness level. A pure color is fully saturated.
RGB RGB (red, green, and blue) refers to a system for representing the colors to be used on a computer display.
Saturation the intensity of a color, expressed as the degree to which it differs from white.
Secondary Color a color resulting from the mixing of two primary colors.
Shade a color, especially with regard to how light or dark it is or as distinguished from one nearly like it.
Shadow a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.
Tertiary Color a color produced by an equal mixture of a primary color with a secondary color adjacent to it on the color wheel.
Tint Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black.
Tone the particular quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of a tint or shade of a color.
Triadic Color A triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel.
Value the relative degree of lightness or darkness of a particular color.
Warm Colors Warm colors are often said to be hues from red through yellow, browns and tans
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