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Colors . Can you imagine a world without colors?. Colors . Everything just black and white. The Color Wheel is made up of three groups of colors. Primary . Secondary. Tertiary. Primary Colors. Yellow. Blue . Red. Secondary Colors- are made when you mix two primary colors.

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Can you imagine a world without colors?

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Everything just black and white

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The Color Wheelis made up of three groups of colors

  • Primary

  • Secondary

  • Tertiary

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Primary Colors

  • Yellow

  • Blue

  • Red

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Secondary Colors- are made when you mix two primary colors

  • Yellow +Blue=Green

  • Yellow +Red= Orange

  • Red+Blue=Purple

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Tertiary Colorsare made when you mix a primary and secondary colorsFor example: blue and green make the tertiary color blue/green,,7jb5jq1f-2,00.html

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Color Characteristics

  • Hue is the actual name of the color

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Color Characteristics


  • Tint-when you add white toa color.Example add white to red and get tint called pink

  • Shade- when you add black to a color. Example add black to red you get the shade called maroon.

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Color Characteristics

  • Intensity- an intense color is one that is vivid and intense. It can only be muted by adding a color opposite of that color on the color wheel.

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Color Schemesthere are three types :

  • Complementary

  • Monochromatic

  • Adjacent

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Complementary- uses colors that are opposite on the color wheel, here are six examples of complementary color schemes

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Monochromatic-This color scheme uses tints and shades of one color. This is an example of a red color scheme.

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Adjacent- This color scheme uses colors that adjoin on the color wheel. This is an example using yellow, yellow green and green. Also called ANALOGOUS.

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Colors and Moods- Color often affects how we feel and act.

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  • Using red in Baby Rooms has been found to stimulate learning and development

  • Creative Ideas often come easy in rooms shades of red

  • It is an appetite stimulate that is why most restaurants are decorated in red.

  • Some say it causes feelings of restlessness

  • People often feel warmer in rooms decorated in shades of red

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  • Yellow often causes feelings of anxiety and tempers often flare in rooms decorated in yellow

  • Houses painted yellow sell faster than any other color house.

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Blues and Greens

  • These are natures colors and they usually give people a peaceful and restful feeling.

  • People often feel that time passes faster with these colors

  • People often feel cooler in rooms decorated in tints of blue

  • Dark blue is a appetite depressing color, food is not as appealing on a blue plate.

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  • Neutrals send calming and soothing feelings. This is why you will find most doctors offices decorated with neutrals.

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  • The Color Wheel

  • Primary Secondary and Tertiary Colors

  • Color Characteristics

  • Hue, Value and Intensity

  • Color Schemes

  • Complementary, Monochromatic, and Adjacent

  • Colors and Moods

  • Colors can affect the way we feel and act

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By: Amy Walsh

4-H Agent Clay County MS

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  • The ___shows the relationship between colors.

  • Red, yellow and blue are the ___colors.

  • Orange, green and violet are the__colors.

  • Red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-orange, and red-orange are the __colors.

  • Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green are ___ colors.

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  • When adjacent colors are used together, the color scheme is called ___.

  • Black, white and gray are ___colors.

  • The lightness or darkness of a color is its _.

  • A___is made by adding white to a color.

  • A___is made by adding black to a color.

  • When many values of one color are used together, the color scheme is called___.

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  • The brightness or dulness of a color is its___. called ___.

  • Reds and oranges are considered ___ colors because they are bright and cheerful and they advance (look larger).

  • Blues and greens are considered ___ colors because they are restful and relaxing and they recede (look smaller).

  • What is your favorite color?