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### Color theory vocabulary

1. 1. Color Theory Vocabulary
2. 2. Properties of Color Hue – The quality by which we recognize one color from another; hue is the name of the color. Value – The lightness or darkness of a color, as expressed by the amount of black or white mixed with a particular hue. Intensity / Saturation – The brightness or dullness of a color, as expressed by the amount of the color’s complement mixed with the pure hue.
3. 3. Primary Colors Yellow Blue Red
4. 4. Secondary Colors Yellow + Blue =  Green Blue + Red =  Violet Red + Yellow =  Orange
5. 5. Intermediate Colors Yellow-Green Blue-Green Blue-Violet Red-Violet Red-Orange Yellow-Orange
6. 6. Analogous Colors Yellow, Yellow-Green, Colors that are adjacent and Green (next to) each other on the color wheel, Green, Blue-Green, including various Blue and Blue-Violet intensities of each color. Examples include: Blue, Blue-Violet, and Violet Blue-Violet, Violet, Red-Violet, and Red Red-Orange, Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow
7. 7. Complementary Colors The two and that Yellow colors are opposite each Violet other on the color wheel.and Blue Orange Red and Green
8. 8. Neutral Equal amounts of any two complementary colors mixed together creates a neutral grayish color. To tone down the intensity of a color add a little bit of its complement.
9. 9. Triads Triads are colors that are equidistant from each other on the color wheel. They form a triangle. Primary Colors form a triad Secondary Colors form a triad
10. 10. Warm Colors Yellow, Yellow-Green, Colors that give the and Green feeling of warmth. The color of fire and the sun. Green, Blue-Green, Blue and Blue-Violet Blue, Blue-Violet, and Violet Blue-Violet, Violet, Red-Violet, and Red Red-Orange, Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow
11. 11. Cool Colors Colors that give the feeling Blue-Green, Green, of cold. The Blue and Blue-Violet colors of the ocean and grass. Blue, Blue-Violet, and Violet Blue-Violet, Violet, Red-Violet, and Red
12. 12. Earth Tones Earth tones are color that are created by mixing equal parts of 2 secondary colors. ORANGE + VIOLET = RUSSET (Reddish Brown), ORANGE + GREEN = CITRON (Golden Yellow), GREEN + VIOLET =OLIVE.