January 08, 2010

COLOR THEORY




Hue is the variation of one color, ex. Red.

Value is the brightness and darkness of a color

Color close to black = low

Color close to white = hight

Color + black or white = low



Tint --> is a color with white added

Shade --> is a color with black added

Intensity or chroma --> is the degree of saturation purity of a color



3 primary color:

- Red

- Yellow

- Blue



3 secondary color (1/2primaries)

- Purple

- Green

- Orange



Tertiary:

- Reddish orange --->vermillion

- Yellowish orange --->saffron

- Bluish green --->turqois

- Yellowish green --->lime green

- Reddish purple --->garnet

- Bluish purple --->indigo