Color occurs when light in different wavelengths strikes our eyes. Objects have no color of their own, only the ability to reflect a certain wavelength of light back to our eyes. As you know, color can vary in differing circumstances. For example, grass can appear gray in the morning or evening or bright green at noon.
Colors appear different depending on whether you view them under incandescent, florescent or natural sunlight. Colors also change according to their surroundings. You can see this by looking at the color squares below - the reddish outline box is the same color in all the examples.
Primary pigment colors - red, yellow and blue. All other colors are derived from these three hues.
by mixing the secondary
as red, orange or yellow seem to
come forward while
cool colors such
as blue and green seem to recede slightly.
create various shades or tints.
the use of colors that are located adjacent on the color wheel. The hues may vary in value. The color scheme for this site is analogous, with the colors varying only slightly from each other.
Complementary-This color scheme involves the use of colors that are located opposite on the color wheel such as red and green, yellow and purple, or orange and blue. Complementary colors produce a very exciting, dynamic pattern.
shape could be
You will use this shape as for the 12 colors on your wheel.
Next mix each primary with another primary to create the three secondary colors. 1+1=2
Now you have your very own color wheel!