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Ives color wheel

The most common color wheel

Neutral colors

colors used to alter pure hues; black, gray and white


a pure color without the addition of white, black or gray


the amount of light reflected by a hue


color with black added; a darker color


how bright a color is


color with gray or its complement added or a duller tone

Complementary colors

colors opposite each other on the color wheel


color with white added or a lighter color

Monochromatic Scheme

uses all one family of colors such as blue and all its assorted shades, tints and tones

Complementary Scheme

uses colors that are opposite on the color wheel

Analogous Scheme

uses three adjacent colors on the color wheel

Split-Complement Scheme

This color plan uses three colors; it selects a particular key color and also uses the two colors, one to the right and one to the left of the key color's complementary color.

Triadic Scheme

uses three colors that are equally spaced on the wheel

Warm color Scheme

colors in the red, orange, and yellow color family; seem to move toward the viewer

Cool color scheme

colors in the green, blue, and violet color family; seem to move back from viewer

Local color

Colors seen under the normal lighting conditions such as sunlight

Optical color

Colors seen under unusual lighting conditions such as firelight, black light or moonlight

Arbitrary color

colors used for meaning without regard to their natural place


A German/Austrian art movement based on the ideas of simplicity, understandability, and is famous for the idea that an object should like what it does, or "Form follows function."

Color vibration

The illusion of movement that occurs when two complementary colors touch

Retinal adaption

The process by which the cells in the eye receive information about one color and block infromation about another color

Match effect

the illusion of changes in values when colors interact

Bezold effect

the phenomenon of the eye and brain visually mixing two separate colors

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