Presentation on theme: "Color Wheel A tool to use to understand the uses of color."— Presentation transcript:
Color Wheel A tool to use to understand the uses of color.
Color Wheel Primary Color – natural colors; red, yellow, & blue Secondary Colors – equal mixture of two primary colors; Red & Yellow = Orange Yellow & Blue = Green Red & Blue = Purple/Violet
Color Wheel Tertiary color – equal mixture of a primary and secondary color. Example: red & orange = red-orange Value – brightness or darkness of a color. Chroma – Measure of brightness or dullness.
Color Wheel Tint – Add white to make a color brighter, pink is a tint of red
Color Wheel Shade – add black to make a color darker, burgundy is a shade of red.
Color Wheel Tone – add gray to make a color dull; dusty rose is a tone of pink. Color Harmonies – combinations of color that are pleasing to the eye.
Color Principles Monochromatic – one hue with its tints, shades and tones, ex. Red, pink, mauve, burgundy. Analogous – three or more hues that are next to each other on the color wheel. Ex. Yellow – green, yellow & yellow – orange.
Color Principles Complementary – two colors opposite each other on the color wheel. Ex. Red and green. Split-Complementary – any color with the two colors on each side of its complement. Ex. Yellow with blue-violet and red-violet.
Color Principles Triadic – three colors that are equally spaced on the color wheel. Ex. Yellow, red and blue. Polychromatic – three or more unrelated colors, select tints, shades & tones.