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COLOR THEORY
COLOR WHEEL
• THE
MODERN
COLOR
WHEEL HAS
12 COLORS
• ROY G. BiV
+ TERTIARY
COLOR HARMONY
• HARMONY DEFINED: a pleasing
arrangement of parts
• COLOR RELATIONSHIP: the fixed
relationship between colo...
COMPLEMENTARY
Colors opposite each other on the
color wheel
ANALOGOUS
Colors that are next
to each other on the
color wheel
TRIADIC
Colors that are
evenly spaced
around the wheel
SPLITCOMPLEMENTARY
A color and
the two colors
adjacent to it’s
complement
MONOCHROMATIC
• Variation in lightness or saturation of a
single color
WARM/COOL
The color wheel is divided in two – warm
and cool
SQUARE: four colors
spaced evenly around
the color wheel

RECTANGLE (tetradic):
two sets of
complementary colors
GEORGE
BASELITZ
ALEX
PRAGER
JEAN
MICHEL
BASQUIAT
MERELLO
EDVARD
MUNCH
GRANT
WOOD
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  1. 1. COLOR THEORY
  2. 2. COLOR WHEEL • THE MODERN COLOR WHEEL HAS 12 COLORS • ROY G. BiV + TERTIARY
  3. 3. COLOR HARMONY • HARMONY DEFINED: a pleasing arrangement of parts • COLOR RELATIONSHIP: the fixed relationship between colors based on the color wheel • COLOR SCHEMES: Complementary, analogous, triadic, split-complementary, monochromatic, warm/cool, tetradic (rectangle), square
  4. 4. COMPLEMENTARY Colors opposite each other on the color wheel
  5. 5. ANALOGOUS Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel
  6. 6. TRIADIC Colors that are evenly spaced around the wheel
  7. 7. SPLITCOMPLEMENTARY A color and the two colors adjacent to it’s complement
  8. 8. MONOCHROMATIC • Variation in lightness or saturation of a single color
  9. 9. WARM/COOL The color wheel is divided in two – warm and cool
  10. 10. SQUARE: four colors spaced evenly around the color wheel RECTANGLE (tetradic): two sets of complementary colors
  11. 11. GEORGE BASELITZ
  12. 12. ALEX PRAGER
  13. 13. JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT
  14. 14. MERELLO
  15. 15. EDVARD MUNCH
  16. 16. GRANT WOOD
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