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1 Which colors look good together?
Color Harmony Which colors look good together?

2 Color Harmony Colors seen together to produce a pleasing affective response are said to be in harmony.

3 Color Wheel Consists of… Primary Colors Secondary Colors
Intermediate Colors

4 Primary Colors Foundation of Color Wheel Yellow Red Blue

5 Secondary Colors Combination of any two of primary colors Orange Green

6 Intermediate Colors Formed by combining primary and secondary colors
Red-Orange Yellow-Orange Yellow-Green Blue-Green Blue Violet Red-Violet

7 How do we know what looks good together?

8 Color Combinations Monochromatic Harmony
Uses two or more tones in ONE color

9 Color Combinations Analogous Harmony
Uses colors next to each other on the color wheel Not much contrast serene-feeling designs makes viewer feel comfortable

10 Color Combinations Complementary Harmony
Uses 2 colors directly opposite on the color wheel Used to create high contrast Use sparingly

11 Color Combinations Split Complements Harmony
Colors on each side of the complement High contrast, but has less tension than complementary Good for beginners, it is difficult to mess up

12 Color Combinations Triad Harmony
3 colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel let one color dominate and use the two others for accent

13 Color Combinations Neutral Colors Black, White and Gray
May be used with any color or combination of color

14 Color Moods Warm Colors: indicates aggression, excitement and danger
RED YELLOW ORANGE Red is considered most active of the three

15 Color Moods Cool Colors: associated with nature and passiveness

16 Questions Which color combination uses colors next to each other on the the color wheel? Analogous Harmony Which colors convey excitement? Red, yellow, orange Which color harmony would be a good choice for high contrast? Complementary Harmony

17 Questions Name the Primary Colors.
Yellow, Blue, Red Which color harmony uses 3 colors evenly spaced from one another? Triad Which color harmony uses shades of 1 color? Monochromatic

18 Questions Name the “Cool” colors. Which color space is subtractive?
Blue Green Violet Which color space is subtractive? CMYK - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black The the spot color system used in industry? PMS - Pantone Matching System

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