6 th Grade Art & Introduction to Art. Color Wheel. Color Terms to Know. HUE : is the color we see (such as red) VALUE : is the lightness or darkness of a color (maroon is a dark value of red and pink is a light value) TINT : When white is added to a color
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Colors have a visual temperature
Some are WARM
and some are COOL
Yellow-Green and Red-Violet can function as either warm or cool since they have properties of both. In a painting that is primarily cool, red-violet would add warmth while in a warm color scheme, it would appear cooler
Color Schemes are colors that naturally fit together to make your artwork nicer.
Monochromatic: (mono = one and chromatic = color) All the shades and tints of one color.
Complimentary: In a complimentary color scheme, 2 colors compliment each other because they are equally strong. Complimentary colors are DIRECTLY OPPOSITE each other on the color wheel.
Complimentary colors can create an optical illusion because they can visually vibrate next to each other.
A Split Complimentary color scheme is when you chose a color and the two colors on either side of the chosen colors compliment.
A Triadic color scheme is a set of 3 colors (tri means 3) that are equally spaced apart on the color wheel.
An Analogous color scheme is the use of 3-4 colors that are next door neighbors because they live side by side on the color wheel.
Black, White, Gray and Brown are neutral colors and are NOT on the color wheel.