Presentation on theme: "BY: ALLECIA MITCHELL COLOR SCHEMES. CONTRAST DESIGN PRINCIPLE COLOR SCHEMES The contrast design principle is wide ranged. The whole point of contrast."— Presentation transcript:
CONTRAST DESIGN PRINCIPLE COLOR SCHEMES The contrast design principle is wide ranged. The whole point of contrast is to grab the attention of the audience. Using a good color scheme in a design can help do accomplish that goal.
COLOR WHEEL Color can either create interest or detract from the point of the design. The color wheel can help to make correct decisions on what colors to use together to make an attractive design.
PRIMARY & SECONDARY COLORS The three primary colors are: Red Blue Yellow The primary colors help make the secondary colors, which you see in the image to the right. Secondary colors are: Green Purple Orange
TERTIARY Tertiary colors: Indigo Violet Brick Gold Lime Teal The Image to the right shows the how it all looks in a full color wheel.
COLOR SCHEMES There are several ways to choose a color scheme for a design to create great contrast. Common Color Schemes: Complementary Split Complementary Big/Triad Split Complementary Analagous Triadic Tetradic
COLOR SCHEMES COMPLEMENTARY There are: Direct complimentary split complementary Triad complementary. There are three different ways to choose a complementary color scheme.
COLOR SCHEMES MONOCHROMATIC & ANALOGOUS Monochromatic is one color but using different shades, as shown below. It is very useful to use one shade as the dominate color while the others act as accents colors. Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs. Make sure you have enough contrast when choosing an analogous color scheme.
COLOR SCHEME TRIADIC & TETRADIC Tetradic color schemes (as shown in images above) use four colors arranged into two complementary pairs. The tetradic color scheme works best if you let one color be dominant. A triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. To use a triadic harmony successfully, the colors should be carefully balanced. Let one color dominate and use the two others for accent.