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Color-N. Lombardi

color terms

why is it important to understand colors? so we can master the element of design.
when does color occur? when lights in different wave lengths stirke our eyes.
objects do not have colors of their own. what do they have the ability to do? the have the ability to reflect certain wavelenghts to the eye. the color depends on lighting.
what is hue? color.
what are the primary colors? red, yellow, blue. they make every other color
what are secondary colors? colors that are made from equal parts of two primary colors. orange, violet, and green.
what are tertiary colors? equal parts of one primary and one secondary color. yellow orange, yellow green, blue green, blue violet, red violet, red orange.
are all colors saturated? yes.
what is a tint? color plus white.
what is a shade? color plus black
what are the warm colors? red, orange, yellow.
what are the cool colors? blue, green, violet.
what are the nuetral colors? black, grey, white, brown and tan.
what is a color harmony? a scheme.
what are color harmonies? monochromatic, analogous,complementary, triadic, split complementary, nuetral.
what is a monochromatic color scheme? tints and shades of one color.
what is an analogous color scheme? neighbors on the color wheel. usually three colors.
what is a complementary color scheme? 2 colors that are across form eachother on ethe color wheel.
what is a triadic color scheme? the colors equally apart on color wheel.
what is a split complementary? Y shaped colors on wheel.
what is a nuetral color scheme? any combo of blacks, greys, whites, browns, and tans.
what is intensity? brightness or dullness of a color.
what is value? amount of black or white added to color.
what are elements? color, line, texture, shape/ form, space.
Created by: nicolelombardi