COLOR
THEORY
2
Including...
color schemes
color meanings
monochromatic
~one hue
~ various saturation/brightness values
(tints, shades and tones)
Analogous
~three hues that are next to each other
on the color wheel
complEmentary
~combines hues from opposite sides
of the color wheel
Triad

~combines 3 hues evenly spaced
around the color wheel
note:
Pure hues all have similar values and saturation levels.
This leads to a color scheme that is both overwhelming
and ...
neutrals:
Can be very useful in creating color schemes.

Grey black white
tan brown off-white
Including...
color schemes
color meanings
Warm colors
passion, happiness,
enthusiasm, energy
passion, love, anger
energy, happiness, vitality
happiness, hope, deceit
cool colors
calming, relaxing, reserved
new beginnings,
abundance, nature
calm, responsible,
sadness
creativity, royalty, wealth
mystery, elegance, evil
moody, conservative,
formality
purity, cleanliness, virtue
nature, wholesome,
dependability
conservative, piety, dull
calm, elegant, purity
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/08/color-theory-fordesigner-part-3-creating-your-own-color-palettes/
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Color theory 2

  1. 1. COLOR THEORY 2
  2. 2. Including... color schemes color meanings
  3. 3. monochromatic ~one hue ~ various saturation/brightness values (tints, shades and tones)
  4. 4. Analogous ~three hues that are next to each other on the color wheel
  5. 5. complEmentary ~combines hues from opposite sides of the color wheel
  6. 6. Triad ~combines 3 hues evenly spaced around the color wheel
  7. 7. note: Pure hues all have similar values and saturation levels. This leads to a color scheme that is both overwhelming and boring at the same time. OK Better
  8. 8. neutrals: Can be very useful in creating color schemes. Grey black white tan brown off-white
  9. 9. Including... color schemes color meanings
  10. 10. Warm colors passion, happiness, enthusiasm, energy
  11. 11. passion, love, anger
  12. 12. energy, happiness, vitality
  13. 13. happiness, hope, deceit
  14. 14. cool colors calming, relaxing, reserved
  15. 15. new beginnings, abundance, nature
  16. 16. calm, responsible, sadness
  17. 17. creativity, royalty, wealth
  18. 18. mystery, elegance, evil
  19. 19. moody, conservative, formality
  20. 20. purity, cleanliness, virtue
  21. 21. nature, wholesome, dependability
  22. 22. conservative, piety, dull
  23. 23. calm, elegant, purity
  24. 24. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/08/color-theory-fordesigner-part-3-creating-your-own-color-palettes/ http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/28/colortheory-for-designers-part-1-the-meaning-of-color/
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