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17 color 2

  1. 1. Visual Imagination
  2. 2. COLOR HARMONIES AND COLOR SCHEMES COLOR HARMONY: a pleasing or congruent arrangement of colors. COLOR SCHEME: a conscious selection of colors (often used to create an effect.) NOTE: all harmonies are color schemes, while not all color schemes are harmonies.
  3. 3. COLOR HARMONIES FALL INTO 2 CATEGORIES 1. Related 2. Contrasting
  4. 4. RELATED HARMONIES: Comprised of colors close to each other on the color wheel. Monochromatic Analogous Monochromatic – True monochromatic harmonies are comprised of a single hue along with its varying values and intensities.
  5. 5. Analogous - Analogous harmonies are comprised of two, three, four or five colors which lie adjacent to each other on the color wheel. They may be come with varying values and intensities.
  6. 6. What analogous colors are present In these two pictures?
  7. 7. Most harmonious: All cool or all warm color schemes. Least harmonious: Those schemes which include yellow a pivotal color(color that dominates). CONTRASTING HARMONIES: Comprised of colors which are widely separated on the color wheel. There are six (6) major contrasting color harmonies. Complimentary Split Complementary Triad Double Split Complimentary Tetrad Accented neutral
  8. 8. COMPLEMENTARY: comprised of two (2) colors placed directly opposite each other on the color wheel. ( When used in equal amount and intensities they tend to emphasize each other.)
  9. 9. What complementary colors are present in this costume rendering?
  10. 10. SPLIT COMPLIMENTARY: comprised of three (3) colors; a designated color and two colors situated on each side of its compliment.
  11. 11. What color combinations Are used in the splitcomplementary color harmony used in the painting on the right?
  12. 12. Triadic: comprised of three (3) colors equidistant on the color wheel. (It may be bold and dramatic – in its most intense use it becomes overstimulating and kitsch.)
  13. 13. Why is there green and magenta in this triad?
  14. 14. A subtler use of triads with varied intensities and values.
  15. 15. Double Split-Complimentary: comprised of four (4) colors . Instead of merely splitting up one of the complements into the two colors next to it, both complements are split.
  16. 16. A less graphic, or subtler use of double split-complements.
  17. 17. Tetradic: comprised of four (4) colors equidistant on the color wheel. (These schemes are most pleasant if the colors are used in unequal amounts.)
  18. 18. Above: tetrad using more intense colors. Right: tetrad using more tints, tones and shades.
  19. 19. Accented Neutral: Comprised of large areas of neutral tones with small amounts of color as accent (The neutrals are: white, black, and black and white - gray.)
  20. 20. The accented neutral, usually quite elegant, is used to “feature” something or someone.
  21. 21. COLOR RANGES: Related to color harmony, color ranges refer to the psychological effect of color. There are two principal color ranges: warm and cool
  22. 22. Typically, the warm color range spans from yellow to red-violet. Warm range
  23. 23. Typically the cool color range spans from yellowgreen to violet. Cool range
  24. 24. Kitsch Kitsch refers to “bad taste”. Meaning “worthless” in German, kitsch is work that is shallow, pretentious, gaudy, without substance, overly sentimental or calculated to have popular appeal. Although not part of color theory, in color use, it generally refers to the use of high intensity (chroma and/or saturation) colors, used pervasively, and often indiscriminately, in a “composition”. Usually used for flashy and dramatic contrast, kitsch sells well on posters and post cards. Essentially, Kitsch is a cheap visual trick.
  25. 25. Kitsch used boldly.
  26. 26. Kitsch is used commercially particularly to pander to people who have little sense of color harmony. Living in a kitsch environment would be very tiring on the eyes and mind