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Color - I. Ferguson

Color Terms

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How do you percieve white? As all wavelengths are reflected back into one's eyes.
How do you percieve black? When no wavelengths of light are reflected back into one's eyes.
What is hue? Hue refers to the color itself; each different hue is a different reflected wavelength of light.
What are the primary colors? Red, Blue, Yellow. Colors that can not be reproduced by mixing other colors.
What are the secondary colors? Violet, Green, Orange. Colors that are created by mixing two primary colors.
What are the tertiary colors? Red-Violet, Blue-Violet, Yellow-Green, Blue-Green, Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange. Colors that are made by mixing one secondary color with one of its component primary colors.
What is a saturated color? A color that cannot be achieved by mixing any other colors together.
What three groups make up the color wheel? Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, and Tertiary Colors.
What is a tint? A saturated color that is mixed with pure white color.
What is a shade? A saturated color mixed with pure black color.
What are three colors that are considered to be warm colors? Red, Orange, Yellow; The "hungry" colors.
What are three colors that are considered to be cool colors? Blue, Green, Violet.
What are the five neutral colors? Black, Grey, White, Brown, Tan.
What are the six types of color harmonies? Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary, Triadic, Split Complimentary, Neutral.
What is a monochromatic color harmony? Using tints and shades of only one color.
What is an analougus color harmony? Using three or more colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
What is a complementary color harmony? Two colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel.
What is a triadic color harmony? Three colors that are located within equal distance of each other. Example: Red, Blue, Yellow.
What is a split complementary scheme? Using any color and the two colors located next to that colors compliment. Ex: Yellow, Red-Violet, Blue-Violet
What is a neutral color scheme? Any combination of Blacks, Greys, Whites, Browns, & Tans.
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