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Color Terms

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What is color? Color is an element of design
How is color perceived? *Color occurs when light in different wavelengths strikes our eyes *Objects have no color of their own, only the ability to reflect a certain wavelength of light back to our eyes * Colors appear different depending on whether you veiw them under incande
What is a hue? * hue refers to the color itself * each different hue is a different reflected wavelength of light * white light broken in a prism has seven hues; red,orange,yellow,green,blue,indigo, and violet. * white light occurs when all the wavelengths are reflec
Primary Colors The three basic colors that are used to create all of the other colors are known as the primary colors. *you cannot achieve these colors by mixing any other colors together * Red - * Blue - * Yellow
Secondary colors * The three colors that are acheived from equal parts of two primary colors make up what we call the secondary colors. * These colors include: *violet - *Green - *orange
Tertiary Colors When you mix equal parts of one primary and one secondary color you can achieve the tertiary colors * these colors include *Red-violet *Blue-violet *Blue-green *Yellow-green *Yellow-orange *Red-orange
The color wheel *all these elements; primary,secondary,and,tertiary make up what we call the color wheel * the colors used in the color wheel are called saturated colors because there is no white or black in them
Tints * a tint is a saturated color that is mixed with pure white color the more white that you add to a saturated color, the lighter the color will become
Shade A shade is a saturated color that is mixed with pure black color The more black that you add to a saturated color, the darker the color will become
Warm & cool colors 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
Monochromatic Color Harmony *they are achieved by using tints and shades of only one color Examples: *Navy Blue, Bright Blue, and Baby Blue *Cranberry, Brick Red, Red *Dark Green, Kelly Green, Light Green
Analogous Color Harmony * Are done by using three or more colors that are next to each other on the color wheel * Examples *Red, Red-Violet, Violet *Blue, Blue-Green, Green Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Orange,Red-Orange
Complementary Harmony * Two colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel * Examples *Yellow and Violet *Green and Red *Blue and Orange
Triadic Color Harmony *Three colors that are located within equal distance of each other * Examples *Red,Blue,Yellow *Orange,Violet,Green
Split Complementary Harmony *This is created by using any color and the two colors located next to that colors complement * Examples *Yellow,Red-Violet,Blue-Violet *Orange,Blue-Green,Blue-Violet *Red,Yellow-Green,Blue-Green
Neutral Color Harmony *Any combination of Blacks,Greys,Whites,Browns,& Tans
Created by: sam_snyderman