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Color Terms

Describes colors and their relations to each other (as well as color terms).

TermDefinition
complementary colors opposite hues on the color wheel
monochromatic colors containing or using only one color
complement of red: green
complement of green: red
complement of blue: orange
complement of orange: blue
complement of yellow: purple
complement of purple: yellow
complement of black: white
complement of white: black
primary colors a color in its most basic form
secondary colors color resulting from mixing two primary colors
examples of primary colors: red, yellow, blue
examples of secondary colors: orange, green, purple
hue color
tint lighter values of hues
shade darker values of hues
color what is seen by the eye when an object reflects a certain light
tertiary color color formed when the same amount of primary and secondary colors are mixed
examples of tertiary colors; red-purple, red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, green-blue, blue-purple
Created by: hannah.brust