Color-Interior Design

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  • 1. ColorPrimary, Secondary & Tertiary
  • 2. Primary Colors3 colors Red, yellow & blue
  • 3. Secondary Colors 3 colors  Green, orange & violet  Mix 2 primary colors together  Ex. Yellow+blue= green
  • 4. Tertiary Colors6 colors Blue-green, red- orange, red-violet, blue-violet, yellow- green & yellow- orange Mix 1 primary color & 1 secondary color Ex. Red+orange= red-orange Primary name comes 1st
  • 5. Hue The color itself. Can be lightened or darkened but the hue (color) is the same.
  • 6. Value Thedegree of lightness or darkness of a hue in relation to black and white  To raise value- add white (tint)  To lower value- add black (shade)  The higher the value-increase in size  The lower the value-decrease in size  Light colors-recede  Dark colors- advance
  • 7. Tint When you add white to a hue and raise the value
  • 8. Tones When you add both black and white to a hue
  • 9. Shades When you add black to a hue and lower the value
  • 10. Chroma or intensity Brightness or dullness of a color; purity or strength of a color. Intensity is lessened as a color is mixed with its complementary color.
  • 11. Chroma continued….. Intense or pure colors are:  Brightand stimulating  Seem larger and closer  People pay more attention to the form
  • 12. Warm colors Cool colors Yellow –green to red-  Red-violet to yellow- violet green Sunlight and fire  Restful Active & cheery  Soothing Advancing  Receding informal  formal
  • 13. Color Schemes Monochromatic Analogous Complimentary
  • 14. Monochromatic  Tints, tones and shades of the same color  Ex. Blues & neutrals or all blues
  • 15. Analogous2 or more colors next to each other on the color wheel Ex.Blue, blue- green & green
  • 16. Complimentary- 3 types
  • 17. Direct/ complementary2 colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel Ex. Red and green
  • 18. Split Complementary3 colors1 color plus the 2 colors on either side of it’s complementary color Ex. Yellow, red- violet & blue violet
  • 19. Triadic Any 3 colors that are equidistant on the color wheel Ex. Orange, violet & green
  • 20. Neutral The room is basically neutral colors with small amounts of color for contrast  Neutrals:white, black, gray, beige, brown  Easy to create and live with  Accent with bright color for contrast  Example: white, black, red