Hue Value Intensity COLOR HAS THREE DIMENSIONS OR QUALITIES:
HUE RED YELLOW VIOLET The name given to a color on the color wheel.
VALUE The lightness or darkness of a color, TINTS & SHADES
TINT Made by adding white to a color so that it is lighter. + = HUE WHITE TINT
SHADE Made by adding black to a color so that it is darker. + = HUE BLACK SHADE
INTENSITY The brightness or dullness of a color. A hue has the highest intensity. Add its complementary color to dull it down. Green - HIGH INTENSITY OLIVE - LOW INTENSITY Add its complement, red to get:
NEUTRALS (NOT REALLY COLORS) White + Black White + Brown White Black Gray Tan
COLOR WHEEL A GUIDE TO STUDY HOW TO CHOOSE AND COMBINE COLORS
PRIMARY HUES Pure and basic Cannot be made from any other colors All other hues are made from these Equal distance from each other on color wheel RED YELLOW BLUE
SECONDARY COLORS Made by mixing amounts of 2 primary colors Found halfway between the primary hues on the wheel + = + + = = ORANGE GREEN VIOLET
INTERMEDIATE (TERTIARY) HUES Made by mixing adjoining primary and secondary colors.
THE COLOR WHEEL CAN BE DIVIDED INTO WARM AND COOL COLORS
WARM COLORS Appear hot like the sun or like fire Give feelings of passion, action, cheerfulness Appear to advance, pop out at you Can be overwhelming if overdone
COOL COLORS Remind us of water or sky Give feelings of quietness or restfulness Appear to recede in the background Can be depressing if overdone
MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEME This is a one-color plan that uses different tints, shades and intensities of the color BLUE
ANALOGOUS COLOR SCHEME This color scheme uses related, or neighboring colors on the color wheel with varying values and intensities of the colors.
COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME This color scheme uses opposite hues on the color wheel. These colors are across from each other on the wheel and have great contrast.
SPLIT-COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME This color scheme uses three colors, one color with the two colors on each side of its complement. VIOLET
SPLIT-COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME This color scheme uses three colors, one color with the two colors on each side of its complement. VIOLET What would be the split complement of blue-green and yellow-green? Red violet Blue violet