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Color Terms

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How do you perceive white? White has the ability to reflect a certain wavelength of light back to our eyes.
How do you perceive black? Black absorbs the light.
What is hue? Hue refers to the color itself.
What are the primary colors? Red, Blue, and Yellow.
What are the secondary colors? Violet, Green, and Orange.
What are the tertiary colors? Red-violet, Blue-violet, Blue-green, Yellow-green, Yellow-orange, Red-orange.
What is a saturated color? Saturated colors are the colors used in the color wheel. They are called this because there is no white or black in them.
What three groups make up the color wheel? Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.
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? 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? Black, Grey, White, Brown, and Tan.
What are the six types of color harmonies? Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary, Triadic, Split Complementary, and Neutral.
What is a monochromatic color harmony? Monochromatic color harmonies are achieved by using tints and shades of only one color.
What is an analogous color harmony? Analogous color harmonies are done by using three or more colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
What is a complementary color harmony? A Complementary color harmony are two colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel.
What is a triadic color harmony? A Triadic color harmony are three colors that are located within equal distance of each other.
What is a split complementary scheme? A Split complementary scheme is created by using any color and the two colors located next to that colors complement.
What is a neutral color scheme? A neutral color scheme is any combination of Blacks, Greys, Whites, Browns, and Tans.
Created by: amarciano05