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Color - B. Ghicondey

Color Terms

How do you perceive white? All wavelengths are reflected back to the eye.
How do you perceive black? No wavelengths are reflected back to the eye.
What is hue? The color itself - each has a different reflected wavelength of light.
What are the primary colors? Red, Blue, Yellow.
What are the secondary colors? Orange, Purple, Green.
What are the tertiary colors? Red-Violet, Blue-Violet, Blue-Green, Yellow-Green, Yellow-Orange, Red-Orange. (Intermediate Colors)
What is a saturated color? Full colors without black or white added.
What three groups make up the color wheel? Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary colors.
What is a tint? A saturated color mixed with pure white.
What is a shade? A saturated color mixed with pure black.
What are three colors considered to be warm colors? Red, Orange, Yellow.
What are three colors considered to be cool colors? Green, Blue, Violet.
What are the five neutral colors? Black, White, Gray, Brown, Tan.
What are the six types of color harmonies? Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary, Triadic, Split-Complementary, Neutral.
What is a monochromatic color harmony? Using tints and shades of only one hue.
What is an analogous color harmony? Using three or more colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
What is a complementary color harmony? Using two colors directly across from each other on the color wheel. (Can also have double-complementary.)
What is a triadic color harmony? Three colors that are located within equal distance of each other.
What is a split complementary scheme? Using any color and the two colors located next to that color's complement.
What is a neutral color scheme? Any combination of blacks, whites, grays, browns and tans. (Can also have accented neutral - one color introduced.)
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