24 terms


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