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1 Christian Herrera Nicole Galvin
Modern Color Theory Christian Herrera Nicole Galvin

2 Albert Munsell & Color Properties

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4 “Desire to fit a chosen contour, such as the pyramid, cone, cylinder or cube, coupled with a lack of proper test, has led to many distorted statements of color relations, & it becomes evident, when physical measurement of pigment values & chromas is studied, that no regular contour will serve.” – Albert H. Munsell, A Pigment Color System & Notation

5 Hue – measured around horizontal circles Chroma – measured radially outward from the vertical axis Value – measured vertically



8 Example of Munsell’s System
A Light Yellow Hue with a Dark Color Mixed In = 5Y 8/12 Pure yellow (5Y) of light hue (8) with a hint of the complimentary color purple (identified by its value in the mix as 12)

9 Johannes Itten Color Contrasts

10 The interaction of two or more different colors
Contrasts of Hue The interaction of two or more different colors

11 Contrast between light values & dark values
Light-Dark Contrast Contrast between light values & dark values

12 Cold Warm

13 Complementary Contrast

14 Simultaneous Contrast

15 of Contrast Saturation

16 Contrast of Extension (Proportion)

17 Josef Albers Color Interaction



20 Equiluminance

21 Partitive Color Mixing _ _ _n.jpg

22 Simultaneous Contrast
One Color Appears as Two

23 Simultaneous Contrast
Two Colors Appear as One

24 Color Mixing Models Subtractive RYB color

25 Color Receptors RED GREEN BLUE RGB

26 Additive Primary Colors

27 Secondary Light Colors
• Green + Blue = Cyan • Blue + Red = Magenta • Red +Green = Yellow • (CMY) • Red + Green + Blue = White

28 RGB Color Experience

29 SUBTRACTIVE MIXING Reflected Colors

30 CMY Subtractive Mixing
Printers Primary Colors


32 RYB Subtractive Mixing

33 The Mix Primary Color system in art classes. Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green Blue + Red = Violet

34 RYB = Duller Color In RYB subtractive mixing, R + Y + B = Black.
The secondary colors in RYB subtractive mixing are duller than both the CMY Subtractive triad and Additive’s RGB triad secondary colors. RYB (Subtractive) CMY (Subtractive) RGB (Additive)

35 Color Harmony

36 Complementary Colors at opposite ends of the color wheel.
Creates a visual vibration. Ex. Green and Red.

37 Split Complimentary Color scheme that uses two adjacent colors and their compliment. There is a visual contrast as the Complimentary scheme but its easier on the eyes. Ex. Green, purple, and orange,

38 Double Complimentary Double complimentary uses four colors, these are two pairs of complimentary colors. Complimentary colors intensify each other; this would make some colors combinations easier to look at than others. Ex. Red, Orange. Green, and Blue.

39 Analogous An analogous color scheme uses colors which are next to each other on the color wheel. This color scheme is usually the most pleasing to the human eyes, since the colors carry similar wavelengths. Ex. Cool colors, Light-Blue, green, and light-green

40 Triadic A combination of three colors on the color wheel which are evenly spaced on the color wheel. This scheme tends to be pretty vibrant regardless of combination of colors. Ex. Purple, Orange, and green.

41 Square This scheme consists of four color evenly spaced of the color wheel. Ex. Red, blue, green, and yellow.

42 Monochromatic This is color scheme where you use a single hue to make tints or shades of a color to explore saturation and lightness. Ex. Red to pink.

43 *Images cited on slides*
Bibliography Albers, Josef, and Nicholas Fox Weber. Josef Albers: A Retrospective. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Print. "Color." Roeger. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb <>. Fraser, Tom, and Adam Banks. Designers Color Manual. San Francisco: Chronicle, Digital file. "Itten, Johannes ( )." The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Design Since London: Thames & Hudson, 2004. Nielson, Karla J., and David A. Taylor. Interiors an Introduction. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Print. Rosenthal, T. G., and Josef Albers. Josef Albers: Formulation : Articulation. New ed. New York: Thames & Hudson, Print. Siebenbrodt, Michael, and Elisabeth Reissinger. Bauhaus Weimar: Designs for the Future. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, Print. Stone, Terry Lee, Sean Adams, and Noreen Morioka. Color Design Workbook: A Real-world Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design. Gloucester: Rockport, Print. *Images cited on slides*

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