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Color!. The visual spice!!!. The Color Wheel. There are 12 hues in the spectrum of color. They are divided into three categories: Primary Secondary Tertiary. The Primary Colors. Red, Yellow, and Blue These colors cannot be created by mixing any other colors together.

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The visual spice!!!

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The Color Wheel

  • There are 12 hues in the spectrum of color.

  • They are divided into three categories:

    • Primary

    • Secondary

    • Tertiary

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The Primary Colors

  • Red, Yellow, and Blue

  • These colors cannot be created by mixing any other colors together.

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The Secondary Colors

  • Green, violet, and orange

  • Made by combining 2 of the Primary colors together.

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The Tertiary Colors

  • Yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, yellow-orange.

  • Made by combining a primary and a secondary hue.

  • Named by the Primary color first.

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  • Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color/hue.

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  • Color+Black

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  • Color+White

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  • Color+Gray or Complement Color

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  • the brightness or dullness of a hue; changed by mixing a hue with its complement

High Intensity

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  • The pureness of a color

  • Chocolate Milk

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Color Schemes

  • From using the color wheel it is possible to create a variety of color combinations called “color schemes”.

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Monochromatic: One color and its tints, tones and shades.

Complementary: two colors directly opposite from one another on the color wheel, such as red and green, or orange-red and blue-green.

Analogous/adjacent Choose a color and the two colors that lie on either side of it to assemble the scheme. Example: blue, blue-purple and blue-green to complete the scheme.

Neutral/achromatic: white, gray, brown and black used in a room.

Accented neutral: Neutral color with an accent of one other hue.

Triad: Three colors that are equally distanced on the color wheel. An example of this would be orange, green, and purple or red, yellow, and blue.

Color Schemes Defined

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Which color is most like YOU?

  • Read the page “What color is your personality to know.







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Warm and Cool Colors

  • Color has temperature and it can effect the way we feel in a room.

  • Cool Colors recede away from us, make spaces feel larger and create cooler, calming and relaxing spaces.

  • Warm Colors advance towards us, make spaces feel cozier, create feelings of warm, activity and excitement.

  • The color used in a room can change the psychological temperature in a room up to 5 degrees.

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Psychology of Color

Here are some examples of various colors and their meanings:

  • Red is considered to be the hottest of all colors; it represents intensity and passion. It also suggests danger, heat, fire, speed, zest, blood, excitement, competition, and aggression.

  • Blue is the most popular color and conveys peace, tranquility, loyalty, harmony, trust, and confidence.

  • Yellow is a color that exudes intellect, faith, goodness, and friendship. Yellow also vibrates optimism, happiness, idealism, and imagination.

  • Gray usually connotes neutrality, stability, and wisdom.

  • White is the color of cleanliness, purity, youth, simplicity, innocence, friendship, and peace.

  • Green conveys neutrality, growth, money, humility, and wisdom. It is a kind, generous color, and in many cultures, it is a logical choice for financial sites and those that represent fertility, healing, and ecology.

  • Orange is a warm color that suggests luxury, passion, and exotic things. The color itself expresses enthusiasm, vibrant and expansive.

  • Purple is a rich color that exudes mystery, royalty, and spirituality. It also conveys justice and truth.

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Which colors would you use in the following places?

  • Hospital Recovery Room

  • Meat Store

  • Visiting Football Teams Locker Room

  • Fast Food Restaurant

  • Fine Dining Restaurant

  • Bedroom

  • Child’s Play Room

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  • 1 Color Scheme portfolio picture

  • Color Scheme creation page

  • Paint Tints, Tones, Shades page

  • Paint Color Wheel