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Color -- B.Lin

Color Terms

How do you perceive white? You perceive white, by all wavelengths of light reflecting off of an object into your eye. It is a bright, neutral hue.
How do you perceive black? You percieve black as a dark, neutral color. It is the different wavelengths of light absorbed into an object with none of them reflecting off of the object.
What is hue? Hue is the shade of a color, is color itself.
What are the primary colors? The primary colors are the main, the first colors, the "elements" of the color wheel. They construct, are the basis, of all the other colors of the color wheel, however cannot be made themselves, from any other color. Ex. red, blue, yellow.
What are the secondary colors? The secondary colors are, the three colors acheived from combining equal parts of two primary colors. Ex. orange, violet, green.
What are the tertiary colors? They are, the product of, combining equal parts of one primary and secondary color. Ex. red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green.
What is a saturated color? A saturated color is a pure color without any white or black mixed into it.
What three groups make up the color wheel? Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.
What is a tint? It is a saturated color mingled with white. Ex. pink, mint green, baby blue, powdery yellow.
What is a shade? It is a saturated color mingled with black. Ex. brick red, burgundy, olive green, dark yellow.
What are three colors that are considered to be warm colors? Red, orange, and yellow.
What are three colors that are considered to be cool colors? Blue, green, and violet.
What are the five neutral colors? White, brown, gray, black, and tan.
What are the six types of color harmonies? (color schemes) Monochromatic, analogous, complementary, triadic, split complementary, neutral.
What is a monochromatic color harmony? It is a harmony achieved by using shades and tints of only one color. Ex. cranberry, brick red, red.
What is an analogous color harmony? It is done by using three or more of colors next to one another on the color wheel. Ex. blue, blue-green, green.
What is a complementary color harmony? Two colors that are directly across from one another on the color wheel. Ex. green, and red.
What is a triadic color harmony? It is three colors located withn equal distance from one another, similar to a triangle. Ex. red, blue, yellow, or orange, violet, green.
What is a split complementary scheme? This is by using any color and and the two colors located next to that color's complement, so as to be shaped similarly to a "Y". Ex. yellow, red-violet, blue-violet.
What is a neutral color scheme? Any combination of blacks, grays, whites, browns, and tans.
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