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COLOR THEORY NOTES. Hue = another name for color.

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2 Hue = another name for color

3 Primary – red, yellow, and blue Secondary – mixing two primaries together (orange, green, and purple) Tertiary/Intermediate – mixing one primary and one secondary (red- orange, red-purple, yellow-orange, etc.)

4 Tint = one color plus white Shade = one color plus black Tone = one color plus grey


6 Warm colors – red, orange, yellow (think “sun” colors) Cool colors – blue, green, purple (think “water” colors) Complementary colors – opposite pairs on the color wheel ( red/green, blue/orange, yellow/purple)

7 Monochromatic – one color plus black and white Analogous – colors next to each other on the color wheel (“neighbor colors”)

8 Split complementary = a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to the base color, it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement.


10 Sketchbook Assignment Find in a magazine or create an example for EACH vocabulary word (except Hue). – Primary – Secondary – Tertiary – Warm – Cool – Complementary – Analogous – Tint – Shade – Split Complementary

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