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How to use the color wheel to create colorful presentations

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The 12 colors in the color wheel can be combined in different ways when you create presentations. Some of the colors are considered warm, and some cold. Some are considered be complimentary in different ways. Colors next to each other are called analogous and using the same color and its tints tones and shades is called monochromatic. We can use these color combinations in the color wheel to create beautiful color schemes for presentations.

This is Part II in our series about color presentations. Part I (http://www.slideshare.net/Presentitude/basic-color-theoryforpresentationdesignpart1) covered basic color theory.

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How to use the color wheel to create colorful presentations

  1. Color combinations basics for presentation designers The 12 colors in the color wheel can be combined in different ways. Some of the colors are considered warm, and some cold. Some are considered be complementary in different ways. Colors next to each other are called analogous and using the same color and its tints tones and shades is called monochromatic. We can use these color combinations in the color wheel to create color schemes.
  2. © Presentitude CREATING COLOR COMBINATIONS USING THE COLOR WHEEL Part II of Basic Color Theory for Presentation Designers
  3. © Presentitude WARM COLORS
  4. The warm colors on the color wheel are the reds, oranges and yellows. They are also called advancing colors. RED
  5. Warm colors | example
  6. The quick brown fox jumped Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz Warm colors | example
  7. © Presentitude COOL COLORS
  8. The cool colors on the color wheel are the greens, blues and violets. They are also called receding colors. GREEN
  9. Cool colors | example
  10. The quick brown fox jumped Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz Cool colors | example
  11. © Presentitude COMPLEMENTARY COLORS
  12. Complementary colors are located across from each other and offer strong visual contrasts. When mixed they produce grey.
  13. Complementary color combinations
  14. Complementary colors | examples
  15. The quick brown fox jumped The quick brown fox jumped The quick brown fox jumped The quick brown fox jumped Complementary colors | examples
  16. © Presentitude SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY COLORS
  17. Split complementary colors join two adjacent colors with one complementary color, creating high contrast color combinations.
  18. Split complementary color combinations
  19. Split complementary colors | example
  20. Section 1 The Quick Fox The Quick Fox Section 1 The Quick Fox The Quick Fox Section 1 Section 1 Split complementary colors | example
  21. © Presentitude TRIADS AND TETRADIC COLORS
  22. Triads and tetradic color combinations use geometric shapes (triangle and rectangle) to combine 3 or 4 colors across the color wheel.
  23. Triad & tetradic color combinations Triads Tetradic
  24. Triad colors | example
  25. The quick brown fox Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz Triad colors | example 1 2 3
  26. Tetradic colors | example
  27. The quick brown fox Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz 1 2 3 Tetradic colors | example
  28. © Presentitude ANALOGOUS COLORS
  29. Analogous colors are colors next to each other on the wheel. They share an undertone of the same color.
  30. Analogous color combinations
  31. Analogous colors | example
  32. The quick brown fox Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz 1 2 3 Analogous colors | example
  33. Analogous colors | example
  34. The quick brown fox Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz 1 2 3 Analogous colors | example
  35. © Presentitude MONOCHROMATIC COLORS
  36. Monochromatic colors are created by different saturations (tints, tones and shades) of the same hue.
  37. Monochromatic color combinations
  38. Monochromatic colors | example
  39. The quick brown fox Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz 1 2 3 Monochromatic colors | example
  40. Monochromatic colors | example
  41. The quick brown fox Pack my box A large fawn Playing jazz 1 2 3 Monochromatic colors | example
  42. © Presentitude Are WARM, COLD, SPLIT, COMPLEMENTARY, TRIAD, TETRADIC, ANALOGOUS & MONOCHROMATIC COLORS… ARE YOU STILL WITH US?
  43. Warm colors Cool colors Split complementary colors Triad colors Tetradic colors Analogous colors Monochromatic colors Complementary colors Hues, tints, tones & shades
  44. Cool colors Split complementary colors Triad colors Tetradic colors Analogous colors Monochromatic colors Complementary colors Warm colors Hues, tints, tones & shades
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