Color theory

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Color theory

  1. 1. COLOR THEORY
  2. 2. Color Wheel• Color is one of the fundamental art elements and refers to reflected light.• The color wheel is based on the colors of the light spectrum bended into a circle by Sir Isaac Newton.• Hue is the correct term for a pure color.
  3. 3. Primary Colors•• Primary colors cannot be made by mixing any other colors. All other colors are made from mixing primary colors.• The three primary colors are RED, BLUE, and YELLOW
  4. 4. Secondary Colors• Secondary colors are formed by mixing equal parts of two primary colors.• The secondary colors are GREEN, ORANGE, and VIOLET/PURPLE.
  5. 5. Tertiary Colors• Tertiary colors are created by mixing equal parts of a primary color and a secondary color. There are six tertiary colors.• The tertiary colors are red-orange, red-violet, blue- green, blue-violet, yellow-green, and yellow-orange.• The proper way to name these colors is by primary first and then secondary color.
  6. 6. Color Schemes• Complimentary colors are those found directly across from one another on the color wheel.• Analogous are three colors next to one another on the color wheel.• Color triads are three colors evenly spaced apart on the color wheel.• Warm colors are colors associated with warm things.• Cool colors are colors associated with cool things.
  7. 7. Complimentary Colors• Red and Green• Purple and Yellow• Blue and Orange
  8. 8. Analogous Colors• Three colors next to one another on the color wheel.• Example is red, red-violet, and red-orange.
  9. 9. Color Triads• Three colors spaced evenly on color wheel.• Could be a primary color scheme or secondary color scheme.
  10. 10. Warm Colors• Reds, Oranges, andYellows
  11. 11. Cool Colors• Blues, Greens, and Purples
  12. 12. Color Value• Color value is the lightness or darkness of a color.• A tint is formed by adding white to a color.• A shade is formed by adding black to a color.
  13. 13. Color Value Scheme• A monochromatic scheme is made up of one color and its tints and shades.
  14. 14. Color Wheel Assignment• Your next project will be to create a color wheel using acrylic paints to create primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors, tints, and shades through mixing.

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