Color Vocab 2

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Color Vocab 2
2009-10-27 21:30:56

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  1. secondary colors
    colors created by the mixture of two primary colors
  2. tertiary colors
    colors created by the mixture of a primary and a secondary color. an example is blue green
  3. color scheme
    the arrangement or selection of colors chosen for a design
  4. monochromatic
    different values and saturations of the same hue
  5. complementary
    colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel. one is red and green
  6. analogous
    colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel. examples are R, RO, O, YO
  7. triad
    an equidistant triangular arrangement of colors on the color wheel that produce harmonious groupings
  8. tetrad
    a color relationship that consists of 4 equidistant colors on the color wheel. two pairs of complements characterize this system
  9. principle hues
    alver munsell's term for the five pigment primaries used in his color model, green blue , purple, red and yellow
  10. value
    refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. the amount of white or black that has been added to the original hue. described as a tint, shade or tone.
  11. value scale
    an incremental arrangement of neutrals, achromatic colors, from pure white to black
  12. tint
    hue + white, raises the color value
  13. shade
    hue + black. lowers the value of a color