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McCann 9/10

Color Terms

QuestionAnswer
What is color? color is an element of design
How is color perceived? color occurs when light in different wavelengths strikes our eyes
What is hue? he refers to the color itself
What are primary colors? the three basic colors that are used to create all of the other colors *Red *Blue *Green
What are secondary colors? the three colors that are archived from equal parts of two primary colors *Violet *Green *Orange
What are tertiary colors? you mix equal parts of one primary and one secondary color *red-violet, blue-violet *blue-green, yellow-green *yellow-orange, blue-orange
What are the colors in the color wheel called? saturated colors because there is no white or black
What elements make up the color wheel? primary, secondary, and tertiary
Whats a tint? a saturated color that is mixed with pure white color *the more white you add the lighter it will become
Whats a shade? its a saturated color that is mixed with a pure black color *the more black you add the darker it will become
Warm colors: red, orange & yellow
Cool colors: blue, green & violet
Neutral colors: black, grey, white, brown, & tan
Color Harmonies: *monochromatic *analogous *complementary *triadic *split complementary *neutral
What is a monochromatic color harmony? archived by using tints and shades of only one color *navy blue, bright blue, and baby blue
What is a analogous color harmony? three or more colors that are next to each other on the color wheel *red, red-violet, violet
What is a complementary color harmony? two colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel *yellow & violet
What is a triadic color harmony three colors that are located within equal distance of each other
What is a split complementary harmony? any color and the two colors next that colors complement *yellow, red-violet, blue violet
What is a neutral color harmony? any combination of blacks, grays, whites, browns, & tans
Created by: amccann