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Introduction to Color Theory
 

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  • Color Temperature <br /> Complimentary Colors <br /> High intensity/saturation <br />
  • Value (tints and shades) <br /> Monochromatic <br /> One Hue <br />
  • Primary colors, intensity/saturation/contrast <br />

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  • Complementary Two colors which are directly opposite each other on the color wheel.
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  • Analogous Color Colors which are adjacent or close to one another on the color wheel.
  • Temperature The characteristic of a color which makes it appear either warm or cool in feeling. Red, orange, and yellow are usually considered warm while colors containing blue are thought of as cool.
  • Contrast Diversity of adjacent parts in color, emotion, or tone. For color, a diversity in tint or shade.
  • ntensity/Saturation The brightness or dullness of a hue. The strength or purity of a color.
  • Hue The underlying, fundamental color, dictated by its dominant wavelength.
  • Monochromatic A color scheme which uses one hue and its various values.
  • Value The lightness (tint, when you add white) or darkness (shade, when you add black) of a hue. The quantity of light reflected.
  • Warm vs. Cool (test)
  • Value, Hue, Monochromatic
  • Primary colors, Intensity/saturation, Contrast
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