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Freitag 1

Color Terms

How is Color Perceived? -when light in different wavelengths strikes the eye -differs depending on amount of darkness or sunlight
Hue -the color itself -each different hue is a different reflected wavelength of light
Primary Colors -red, blue & yellow -cant be achieved by mixing any other colors
Secondary Colors -three colors that are achieved from equal parts of two primary colors -violet, green, orange
Tertiary Colors -mix equal parts of one primary and one secondary color -red-violet, red-orange, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green, yellow-orange
Tints -saturated color that mixes with white color -more white=lighter color
Shades -saturated color that mixes with black -more black=darker color
Warm and Cool Colors warm= red, orange, yellow cool= blue, violet, green
Neutral Colors black, grey, white, brown, tan
Color Harmonies monochromatic analogous complementary triadic split complementary neutral
Monochromatic -achieved bu using tints and shades of one color -navy blue, bright blue, light blue
Analogous -achieved by using three or more colors next to each other on the color wheel -red, red-violet, violet
Complementary -achieved by mixing two colors directly across from each other on the color wheel -blue, orange
Triadic -achieved by using three colors located within equal distance of each other
Split Complementary -achieved by using any color and the colors located next to that colors complement -red, yellow-green, blue-green
Neutral -any combo of black, white, brown, grey, tan
Created by: Freitag13