Friday, November 4, 2011

All about Color

Hue: Another word for color.

Primary Colors: Colors that you have to "buy" (you cannot "make" by mixing). Red, Yellow and Blue.

Secondary Colors: Colors that are made from primary colors. Green, Orange and Violet (purple).

Complementary Colors: Colors opposite of each other on the color wheel. When next to each other they "pop". When mixed they create brown.

Red and green (think Christmas)
Blue and orange (think Broncos)
Yellow and purple (think Lakers)

Neutral Colors: Grays, browns, white and black.

Shades: A hue plus black.

Tints: A hue plus white. Pink, baby blue, peach...