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1 ColorColor It’s Magic!

2 ColorColor A ray of light is the source of all color Color is light broken into rays of varying wavelengths, which causes the viewer to see different colors. A prism, soap bubble, oil spill, or a rainbow demonstrates this division of color Red is the longest and Violet is the shortest wavelength

3 HueHue –the specific name for a color. –The feature, individual nature that makes each color different. –Each color on the color wheel is a hue –Black, white, and grey do not have a hue.

4 LISTEN TO DIRECTIONS CLOSELY 1.Color in blue all three sections to the left of the line that goes from 1 to 4. 2.Color in red the entire area above the line from 3 to 6. This step will cover one of the blue sections with red--to make a theoretical violet 3.Color in yellow the sections under the line that goes from 2 to 5. This should cover both a blue and a red section to make green and orange, respectfully. 4. Label each of the colors on the color wheel as to what they should be and what they are made out of. 5. Label each color as a primary or a secondary. This color wheel may now act as a reference for all future color assignments in which you may need an example.

5 THE COLOR WHEEL Is the most commonly used tool to understand the basis of all color relationships. It consists of three types of colors: primary, secondary, and intermediate (tertiary) Color each type

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7 PRIMARY COLORS Yellow, Red, & Blue. By mixing, lightening, or darkening the primary colors, all other colors can be made. No other colors can be combined to create the primary colors. They occur naturally. red yellow blue

8 SECONDARY COLORS Orange, Green, and Violet. Are produced by mixing EQUAL amounts of two primary colors. –Red + Yellow = Orange –Blue + Yellow = Green –Red + Blue = Violet orange green violet

9 INTERMEDIATE (TERTIARY) COLORS Yellow-Green, Blue- Green, Blue-Violet, Red-Violet, Red- Orange, and Yellow- Orange Made by mixing a primary color with a secondary color. Note: The primary color is always listed first. Red-Orange Yellow-Orange Red-violet Blue-Violet Blue-green Yellow-Green

10 YELLOW YELLOW- ORANGE ORANGE YELLOW- GREEN Blue-violet Blue-green blue violet green e Red-Orange Red Red-violet

11 INTENSITY The Brightness or Dullness of a hue - Created by adding its compliment. –Color’s are brightest in their natural form. (i.e. pure yellow, pure red, pure blue) Objects and rooms with Bright high intensity colors seem larger. Bold and intense colors are best used sparingly or as accents Objects and rooms with Dull low intensity colors seem smaller.

12 –The intensity (bright/dull) of a hue may be lowered by adding some of its complement, or gray – creating a TONE.

13 VALUE The lightness or darkness of a hue. –The value of a hue can be made lighter by adding white, creating a TINT of that hue. –Appearance of greater room size or height. –Pink is a tint of red, Peach is a tint of orange –The value of a hue can be made darker by adding black, creating a SHADE of that hue. –Maroon is shade of red. Rust is shade of orange –Appearance of smaller room size or height

14 WARM COLORS Are considered “warm” because of their association with warm objects of the same color, such as the sun and fire. Also called advancing colors because they make objects appear larger and closer than they really are. –Makes a room appear smaller They can make a room feel active, exciting, warmer and cozy.

15 WARM COLORS Separate these colored pencils

16 COOL COLORS Associate with water, grass, and trees. Are called receding colors because they make objects seem smaller and farther away. –Makes a room appear larger Make a room feel restful, peaceful, and cooler.

17 COOL COLORS Separate these colored pencils

18 NEUTRAL COLORS Not considered colors because they do not have a hue. White, Black, and Gray. Brown, tan, and beige are also considered neutral colors –but based on the hues red, orange, and yellow. Separate these colored pencils

19 Color Can….. BE SYMBOLIC CHANGE OUR MOODS AFFECT OUR PERFORMANCE AND ABILITIES ALTER THE APPEARANCE OF FORM AND SPACE

20 Choosing the Right Color Mood –What mood do you want to create People –Think about the people who will be in the area Style –The style may influence the color choice(s). Spanish style = rust colored walls Items in the room –Choose an item in the room, and one of it’s colors as the main color for your room. Then choose accent colors based on your knowledge of color schemes. Time –The amount of time that will be spent in the room Existing Colors –Some room components can’t be changed so incorporate them. Adjacent Rooms –Create a unified look with rooms that you can see. Lighting –Natural light shows objects in true colors. Artificial lights make color appear blue or yellow

21 Using Color Correctly Colors seem more intense when applied to large areas. Choose a color several tints lighter than the color actually desired. Using contrasting colors draws attention. Remember, too many strong contrast values in a room can be confusing and tiring. Choosing colors that have similar values will create a restful mood in the room. Color schemes/harmonies look better when one color, the base color, dominates. When you use equal amounts of two or more colors, your eyes become confused and your color selection seems cluttered

22 The value of a hue changes the apparent size of a room. –Dark ceiling (dull) appears lower and closer and light (bright) colored walls appear further away. If a room is small, choose colors that will make the room appear larger. (tints, low-intensity colors, and cool hues) –Lighter walls makes it appear larger If a room is very large, choose colors that will make it look smaller. (Shades, high-intensity colors, and warm hues) –Darker walls make a room appear smaller Bright colors convey an informal environment Use High-intensity colors in small amounts such as accent colors in accessories or small pieces of furniture. Black unifies when a number of colors are used.

23 Color Assignments Creating Effects with Color –Create a solution for the room design challenge. Homes and Interiors Textbook page Warm, Cool, and Neutral –Create the designs using the correct colors for each design. Create a color wheel display of your choice –Color Wheel –Value: Tint, Tone, Shade –Intensity

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