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an element of color variety. When an accent color is used next to other hues it heightens the effect of the other colors. Accents are generally used in small amounts and are different from the color they intend to heighten.
Arbitrary or Expressionistic Color
These are often chosen for their emotional impact rather than their relationship to typical or standard colors. For example an arbitrary color for a cow might be blue.
These are colors that lye directly next to each other on the color wheel and if three are used it creates an analogous color scheme.
This is a visual illusion that colors tend to advance and recede event though they are applied to the same surface. Warm light colors tend to move forward and cool or dark colors tend to recede.
The temperature is the sensation that hues portray either a warm or cool feeling. On the color wheel red, yellow, and orange are considered warm while blue, green, and violet are considered to be cool colors. When creating spatial effects, warm colors advance and cool colors tent to recede.
These are colors that will lie opposite each other on the color wheel. When places side by side, they will intensify each other. When mixed they will dull each other and create a brown tone.
The brightness of a hue. The most intense colors (fully saturated) are pure pigment colors and less intense colors (de-saturated) are created by adding black, white or grey to the pure pigment.
This is the selection and placement of colors so that the objects depicted are the colors they are commonly thought to be. For example, local color for a cow might be brown, black or white.
This refers to a combination of colors based on the variation of one color. For example, if red is used in a design, it will be a monochromatic color scheme if only that red mixed with any combination of white, black or grey is added to create tints tones or shades of that red.
These are colors that can theoretically be mixed to create all other ranges and values of Colors. These colors cannot be mixed from other colors.
Tertiary (or Intermediate Colors)
These are hues created by mixing a primary with one of it's adjacent secondary colors. Blue green for example is made by mixing blue (primary) with green (secondary).
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