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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?



Everything just black and white

primary colors
Primary Colors
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Red
secondary colors are made when you mix two primary colors
Secondary Colors- are made when you mix two primary colors
  • Yellow +Blue=Green
  • Yellow +Red= Orange
  • Red+Blue=Purple
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

color characteristics





Color Characteristics
  • Hue is the actual name of the color

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.
color characteristics9
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.
color schemes there are three types
Color Schemesthere are three types :
  • Complementary
  • Monochromatic
  • Adjacent
Complementary- uses colors that are opposite on the color wheel, here are six examples of complementary color schemes
Monochromatic-This color scheme uses tints and shades of one color. This is an example of a red color scheme.

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.

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

By: Amy Walsh

4-H Agent Clay County MS

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