Presentation on theme: "Color Wheel A tool to use to understand the uses of color."— Presentation transcript:
1 Color WheelA tool to use to understand the uses of color.
2 Color Wheel Primary Color – natural colors; red, yellow, & blue Secondary Colors – equal mixture of two primary colors;Red & Yellow = OrangeYellow & Blue = GreenRed & Blue = Purple/Violet
3 Color WheelTertiary color – equal mixture of a primary and secondary color. Example: red & orange = red-orangeValue – brightness or darkness of a color.Chroma – Measure of brightness or dullness.
4 Color WheelTint – Add white to make a color brighter, pink is a tint of red
5 Color WheelShade – add black to make a color darker, burgundy is a shade of red.
6 Color WheelTone – 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.
7 Color PrinciplesMonochromatic – 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.
8 Color PrinciplesComplementary – 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.
9 Color PrinciplesTriadic – 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.