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Color Terms

How do you percieve white? White light occurs when all the wavelengths are reflected back to your eye.
How do you percieve black? Black light occurs when no light is reflected to your eye.
What is hue? Hue refers to a color itself.
What are the primary colors? The three basic colors that are used to create all of the other colors are known as the primary colors. Such as Red, Blue & Yellow.
What are the secondary colors? The three colors that are achieved from equal parts of two primary colors make up what we call the secondary colors. Such as Violet, Green and Orange
What are the tertiary colors? When you mix equal parts of one primary and one secondary color you achieve the tertiary colors. Such as Red-violet, Blue-violet, Blue-green, Yellow-green, Yellow-orange, & Red-orange
What is a saturated color? The colors used in the color wheel are called saturated colors because there is no white or black in them.
What three groups make up the color wheel? primary, secondary, and tertiary make up what we call the color wheel.
What is a tint? A tint is a saturated color that is mixed with pure white color.
What is a shade? A shade is a saturated color that is mixed with pure black color.
What are three colors that are considered to be warm colors? Warm Colors: Red, Orange, & Yellow
What are three colors that are considered to be cool colors? 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 Complementary & Neutral
What is a monochromatic color harmony? They are achieved by using tints and shades of only one color
What is an analougus color harmony? Are done by 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
What is a split complementary scheme? This is created by using any color and the two colors located next to that colors complement
What is a neutral color scheme? Any combination of Blacks, Greys, Whites, Browns, & Tans
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