Combines a Primary Color with a neighboring Secondary Color
Include: orange, yellow, and red. Considered warm because of their association with warm objects such as the sun and fire.
Also called “advancing colors” because they make objects appear larger or closer. They can make a room feel warm and cozy.
Include: green, blue, and violet. Associated with water, grass, and trees.
Cool colors are also called “receding colors” because they make objects appear smaller and farther away. A small room can appear larger if decorated in cool colors. Cool colors also make a room feel restful and peaceful.
Include: white, black, and grey. White is totally absent of color. Black is a mixture of all colors. Gray is a combination of white and black.
Neutral colors are often used as background colors because they blend well with other colors. Brown, tan, and beige are considered near-neutral colors. However, the brown family is usually based off of warm color hues.
Hue- the name of a color. Intensity- the brightness or dullness of a hue Value- the lightness or darkness of a hue.
You can change the value of a hue by tinting it or shading it. Tint- adding white to a hue making it lighter. Shade- adding black to a hue making it darker.
One, two, or three achromatic neutrals, may or may not vary in the degree of warmness or coolness, lightness or darkness, brightness or dullness. Possible colors: black and white, combination of browns Effect: vary in mood depending on the degree of light and dark value contrast