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- Analagous Colors
- Are colors which are next to each other on the color wheel.
- Presence of all color.
- Reflected light; the absorbtion of all other colors except the one we
- Color Scheme
- The choice of colors used in a work of art, such as monochromatic,
analogous, complimentary, etc.
- Color Symbolism
- Is the use of color to express an emotion, political, religious, or
- Complimentary Colors
- Are direct opposites on the color wheel.
- Gray Scale
- Harmonius Tetrad
- Harmonious Triad
- High Key
- Is the name of a color in its pure form, such as red, yellow, blue,
- Is the brightness or saturation of a color.
- Low Key
- Middle Key
- Neutral Gray
- Is created by mixing complimentary colors together.
Complimentary colors are those that are direct opposites on a color wheel.
- Is the dry, powdered coloring agent in a paint that is mixed with a
medium to form tube or stick colors.
- Primary Colors
- The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.
- Secondary Colors
- Are made by the mixing of one primary color with another.
There are three secondary colors: orange (red into yellow), green (blue into yellow), and
violet (blue into red).
- Simultaneous Contrast
- Is the use of compliments in their pure form placed next to each
other without separation. This arrangement allows the hues to be more intense.
- Is a degree of color obtained by adding black to a particular hue.
- Is a degree of color obtained by adding small amounts of a particular
hue into white. The more hue added, the stronger the tint.
- Is a degree of color obtained by the addition of gray or neutral gray
to a particular hue. By adding a neutral gray instead of a pure gray allows the new
color to retain more of its original hue.
- Locates a color's approximate position on a value scale in relation
to white and black. A light color such as yellow would be considered high in value
(closer to white), while a dark color such as blue or violet would be considered low in
value (closer to black).
- Absence of all color.