3 Properties of Color <ul><li>Hue: the name of a color in the color spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Value: the art element tat describes the lightness of darkness of a color </li></ul><ul><li>Intensity: brightness or dullness of a hue </li></ul>
PRIMARY COLORS: red, yellow, & blue Cannot be made by mixing other hues together, but by combining the three primary colors and black and white you can produce every other color
SECONDARY COLORS: orange, violet and green made by mixing two primary colors
INTERMEDIATE/TERTIARY COLORS red-orange, yellow-orange, blue-green, blue-violet, yellow-green, red-violet; made by mixing a primary color with its secondary color
MONOCHROMATIC A color scheme that uses only one hue and the tints and shades of that hue. Has a strong, unifying effect on a design, but can be boring.
COMPLEMENTARY The colors opposite each other on the color wheel. Mixing a hue with its complement dulls the hues or lowers its intensity.
Split complement: the combination of one hue plus the hues on each side of its complement. Easier to work with than a straight complementary scheme because it offers more variety
TRIAD Three colors spaced an equal distance apart on the color wheel. Contrast is not as strong as between complements.
ANALOGOUS Colors that sit side by side on the color wheel and have a common hue. An analogous colors scheme creates a design that ties one shape to the next through a common color.
WARM & COOL Warm: red, orange, yellow – associated with warm things and seem to move toward the viewer Cool: blue, green, violet – associated with cool things & seem to recede
Intensity: the brightness or dullness of a hue