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Color Theory - part 1

Color is one of the most expressive elements because
its quality affects our emotions directly and immediately.

This presentation has all about the colors & it's theory includes about the colors, history, Physiological Principles of Color etc.

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Color Theory - part 1

  1. 1. Color Theory: Overview • Color is one of the most expressive elements because • its quality affects our emotions directly and immediately. • In representational art, color serves to identify objects • and to create the effect of illusionistic space
  2. 2. The Color WheelThe Color Wheel •The color wheel shows relationships between the colors. •The color wheel is divided into three categories: primary, secondary, and tertiary. •Artists often use the color wheel to help understand how colors relate to one another.
  3. 3. The Color WheelThe Color Wheel Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary Colors Warm Colors Cool Colors Neutrals Color Schemes Mixing Colors History and Background Emotional Response to colour Physiologiacal principals of colours Let’s learn about Color!
  4. 4. It's easy to mix paints to make new colors. You can use the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) plus black and white to get all of the colors of the rainbow! COLOR MIXING Primary + Secondary
  5. 5. COLOR MIXING Primary + Secondary •When you mix the Primary Colors together, you get the Secondary Colors. •The three primary colors are red, yellow and blue. •These colors are considered to be foundation colors because they are used to create all other colors. What colors do these make? Red + Yellow = Red + Blue = Blue + Yellow = Orange Green Purple
  6. 6. COLOR MIXING Primary + Secondary • By combining two of the primary colors, three secondary colors are formed. They are orange, green and violet. • The six tertiary colors are made by combining a primary and an adjacent secondary color. These colors are red-orange, red-violet, yellow-green, yellow- orange, blue-green and blue-violet.
  7. 7. COLOR MIXING Tints and Shades Making Tints and Shades •A shade of color is made by mixing that color with black. •A tint of color is made by mixing that color with white.
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  9. 9. Warm Colors • The warm colors are red, orange, yellow, and anything in between. • They are called warm because they remind you of the sun or fire. • Warm colors seem to come out at you in space. The Fighting Temeraire by William Turner In The Fighting Temeraire by William Turner, the warm colors of the sunset give a feeling of brightness and heat. Look at the red spreading from the setting sun and the deep golden glow on the water. If you're feeling cold, looking at colors like these can actually make you feel warmer!
  10. 10. Cool Colors Artist: Pablo Picasso Year: 1939 Title: Femme Allongée Lisant •The Cool colors are blue, green, purple and anything in between. •They are called cool because they remind you of the earth or a cool creek. •Cool colors seem to recede from you in space.
  11. 11. Neutrals • Neutrals don't usually show up on the color wheel. Neutrals include black, white, gray, and sometimes brown and beige. They are sometimes called “earth tones.” • There are a few different ways to make neutrals. You can blend black and white to make gray. You can create brown in two ways—by blending two complementary colors together or by blending all three primary colors together.
  12. 12. Color schemes • A monochromatic scheme consists of different values (tints and shades) of a single color. An example of a monochrome color scheme could include any color mixed with white or above black. The example is a green monochromatic color scheme. • A shade of green is made by mixing green and black. • A tint of green is made by mixing green and white. Monochromatic Colors
  13. 13. • These colors are located next to each other on the wheel, such as: • Blue, Blue-green, Green • Red, Red-Orange, and Orange • Analogous colors are sometimes called harmonious colors. . Analogous Colors
  14. 14. • Complementary colors are the colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel • Blue & Orange • Red & Green • Purple & Yellow • When used together in a design they make each other seem brighter and more intense. (example: red and green) Mixed together makes brown. Complementary Colors
  15. 15. • A split-compliment color scheme includes a main color and the two colors on each side of its complementary (opposite) color on the color wheel. • An example of a split- compliment color scheme could be green, violet-red, and red- orange. Split-Complement Color Scheme
  16. 16. • A double split- complement (also called tetradic) uses two pairs of complements, one space apart on the color wheel. • An example is red, green, orange, and blue. Double Split-Complement Color Scheme
  17. 17. Triadic Color Scheme • A triadic color scheme uses colors at the points of an equilateral triangle (three colors spaced equally on the color wheel). • These are sometimes called balanced colors. • An example of a triadic color scheme could be red, blue, and yellow; green, orange, and purple, etc.
  18. 18. Color History & Physiological Principles of Color will be continue in the next parts.
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