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  1. Understanding Color Fashion Design

  2. Impact of Color • Symbols • Temperature • Movement • Mood

  3. What is Color? • Light is the source of all color • Pigments absorb some light rays and reflect others

  4. Color Wheel • Primary Colors • Red • Yellow • Blue • All other colors are made of these

  5. Color Wheel • Secondary Colors • Orange • Violet • Green • Made up of equal amounts of primary colors

  6. Color Wheel • Intermediate Colors • Red-orange • Red-violet • Blue-violet • Blue-green • Yellow-green • Yellow-orange • Made up of equal amounts of primary and secondary

  7. Color Variations • Value: lightness or darkness • Tint: white has been added • Shade: black has been added • Intensity: brightness or dullness

  8. Cool vs. Warm • Cool • Blues • Greens • Warm • Reds • Yellows

  9. Personal Coloring • Skin tones • Yellow, gold or peach cast has warm undertones • Blue or pink trace indicates cool undertones • Seasonal approach • What season are you?

  10. Color Effects….. • Body Shape • Increase size • White • Warm hues • Light values • High intensities • Decrease size • Black • Cool hues • Dark shades • Low intensities • Height • Single color makes you look taller • Emphasis • Contrasting belt makes center of attention