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Basic color theory

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Basic color theory for middle school students.
O. Reid

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Basic color theory

  1. 1. PROPERTIES OF COLOR 1. HUE-NAME OF THE COLOR 2.VALUE-LIGHT OR DARK 3.INTENSITY-BRIGHT OR DULL
  2. 2. COLOR SPECTRUM- THE WAVELENGTHS OF LIGHT WE CAN SEE HUE-NAME OF THE COLOR THERE ARE 12 HUES ON THE COLOR WHEEL
  3. 3. SHADES VALUE- HOW LIGHT OR DARK A COLOR IS VALUE IS A RANGE FROM WHITE TO BLACK OR A RANGE FROM LIGHT TO DARK Tints
  4. 4. SHADES VALUE- HOW LIGHT OR DARK A COLOR IS TINT- LIGHT VALUE, ADDING WHITE SHADE- DARK VALUE, ADDING BLACK TONE- MIDDLE VALUES, ADDING GRAY Tints
  5. 5. INTENSITY- HOW BRIGHT OR DULL A COLOR IS • INTENSITY IS CHANGED BY ADDING THE OPPOSITE COLOR. • ADDING THE OPPOSITE COLOR MAKES THE COLOR DULLER. • MIXING OPPOSITES CREATES NEUTRAL BROWNS AND GRAYS
  6. 6. COLOR WHEEL BASIC SCHEMES PRIMARY SECONDARY INTERMEDIATE
  7. 7. Primary +Primary = SECONDARY PRIMARY + SECONDARY = INTERMEDIATE
  8. 8. INTERMEDIATES AND TERTIARIES ARE THE SAME. THIS COLOR WHEEL SHOWS THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE COLORS VERY CLEARLY. FROM HERE, WE CAN BEGIN TO USE THE WHEEL AS A MAP FOR CHOOSING MORE ADVANCED COLOR SCHEMES.
  9. 9. TRIAD 3 COLORS THAT ARE EVENLY SPACED. CREATES A HARMONIOUS FEELING. PICK ONE AS THE MAIN COLOR.
  10. 10. WARMS REDS, ORANGES, AND YELLOWS WARM COLORS ADVANCE TOWARD YOU
  11. 11. COOLS BLUES, GREENS, VIOLETS COOL COLORS GO BACK/RECEDE IN SPACE
  12. 12. ARTISTS PLAN COLORS TRIAD MARILYN MONROE, 1964 ANDY WARHOL WARM SUNFLOWERS, 1888 VINCENT VAN GOGH COOL THE BLUE FLOWER, 1887 GEORGIA O’KEEFE
  13. 13. MONOCHROMATIC USING TINTS AND SHADES OF ONE COLOR USING A RANGE OF VALUES OR CHANGES IN INTENSITY. CREATES HARMONY GUERNICA, 1937 PABLO PICASSO
  14. 14. ANALOGOUS COLORS THAT ARE NEXT TO EACH OTHER ON THE COLOR WHEEL ONE COLOR RELATES THE COLORS TO EACH OTHER
  15. 15. COMPLEMENTS COLORS THAT ARE OPPOSITES THEY ARE ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER ON THE COLOR WHEEL. COMPLEMENTS CREATE CONTRAST USE THE COMPLEMENT TO CHANGE A COLOR’S INTENSITY.
  16. 16. SPLIT COMPLEMENT A COLOR AND TWO COLORS ON EACH SIDE OF ITS COMPLEMENT. CREATES CONTRAST AND HARMONIOUS VARIETY.
  17. 17. ARTISTS PLAN COLORS ANALOGOUS NO. 5 IN GOLD, 1928 CHARLES DEMUTH COMPLEMENTS REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH, 1979 SANDY SKOGLUND SPLIT COMPLEMENT GLASS BEADS, 1997 LAUREN GRIMSHAW

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