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Color Theory

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Primary Colors
Red, Yellow, and Blue
Secondary Colors
Green, Orange, and Purple
Warm Colors
Red, Yellow, and Orange
Cool Colors
Blue, Purple, and Green
Color
What the eye sees when light reflects off of an object
Color Wheel
An Organization of color in a circular format
Tertiary or Intermediate Color
A color created by mixing a primary and secondary color
Color Scheme
An orderly combination of colors with given attributes
Analogous Colors
A color scheme that uses colors that are side by side on the color wheel
Neutral Colors
Colors that are neither warm nor cool
Monochromatic
A color scheme that uses different values of the same color
Value
The lightness or darkness of a color
Tint
A lighter version of a color
Shade
A darker version of a color
Complementary Colors
Colors that are opposite on the color wheel
Intensity
How bright or dull a color is
Split-complementary
Color scheme that uses one color plus the two colors that are on either side of its complement
Color triads
Three colors equally spaced on the color wheel
Hue
Name of any color in its purest state
Pigment
Finely-ground, colored powders that form paint when mixed with a binder
Binder
A material that holds together the grains of pigment
Solvent
The liquid that controls the thickness of the paint
Analyze
To discuss the use of elements and principles used in a work of Art
Interpret
To discuss the meaning, mood, or story displayed in a work of Art