Presentation on theme: "COLOR THEORY An introduction to the color"— Presentation transcript:
1 COLOR THEORY An introduction to the color wheel and working with color.
2 What is Color?Color is what we see when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eyeLearning color mixing and relationships will allow you to utilize color in your work effectivelyColor can be used to create specific visual effects or to assign a mood to a pieceColor has three properties: Hue, Intensity, and ValueHue – simply the name we assign to a color, i.e. Red, Blue, etc.Intensity – How bright or dull a color is, sometimes referred to as saturationValue – The lightness or darkness of a color
3 Primary Colors The primary colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue. These colors can be mixed to make any other color (along with white and black) but can’t be mixed themselves (they are natural)Primary colors are the origin of all of the colors on the color wheel
4 Secondary Colors The secondary colors are Green, Orange and Violet. These colors are made by mixing one primary color with another
5 Tertiary ColorsTertiary colors are made by mixing one primary color with one secondary colorRed + Orange = Red-OrangeRed + Violet = Red-VioletYellow + Green = Yellow-GreenYellow + Orange = Yellow-OrangeBlue + Green = Blue-GreenBlue + Violet = Blue-Violet
6 Warm Colors & Cool Colors Warm colors are reds, oranges, and yellows. These colors suggest heat, love, anger, violence, etc.Cool colors are blues, greens and violets. These colors suggest sadness, night, the ocean, winter, etc.
7 Georgia O'KeeffeWarm Color SchemeCool Color Scheme
8 Complementary ColorsComplementary colors are high contrast colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel.Complementary colors appear stronger and more vivid when placed next to each other in a work of art.Complementary colors can be mixed to create neutral tones.
9 Vincent van Gogh uses a complementary color scheme in this painting titled La Berceuse (1889; Oil on canvas).
10 Color Schemes Color Scheme defintion a group of colors that work together visuallyArtists choose color schemes for their work to:heighten the emotional content of the workachieve a specific desired visual effectCreate visual unity within their piece
11 Monochromatic Color Scheme Monochromatic – a color scheme with multiple values of a single colorMonochromatic color schemes are often used in place of black and white work or to establish a mood.Tint = color + white (to make the color lighter)Shade = color + black (to make the color darker)
12 Analogous Color Scheme Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel. They are naturally harmonious but lack contrast.
13 Triadic Color SchemeA triadic color scheme uses colors at the points of an equilateral triangle (three colors spaced equally on the color wheel).Sometimes referred to as a balanced color schemei.e. yellow-green, red-orange, and blue-violet