COLOR DESIGNвЂ™S MOST EXCITING ELEMENT COLOR HAS THREE DIMENSIONS OR QUALITIES: вЂў Hue вЂў Value вЂў Intensity HUE The name given to a color. RED YELLOW VIOLET VALUE The lightness or darkness of a color TINT Made by adding white to a color so that it is lighter. = + HUE WHITE TINT SHADE Made by adding black to a color so that it is darker. + HUE = BLACK SHADE INTENSITY The brightness or dullness of a color. FUSCHIA OLIVE - HIGH INTENSITY - LOW INTENSITY NEUTRALS (NOT REALLY COLORS) White No color Black All colors Gray Beige White + Black Can be used with most colors COLOR WHEEL A GUIDE TO STUDY HOW TO CHOOSE AND COMBINE COLORS PRIMARY HUES RED YELLOW BLUE вЂўPure and basic вЂўCannot be made from any other colors вЂўAll other colors are made from these вЂўEqual distance from each other on color wheel SECONDARY COLORS вЂўMade by mixing equal amounts of 2 primary colors вЂўFound halfway between the primary hues on the wheel + = ORANGE + = GREEN + = VIOLET INTERMEDIATE (TERTIARY) HUES Made by mixing equal amounts of adjoining primary and secondary colors. THE COLOR WHEEL CAN BE DIVIDED INTO WARM AND COOL COLORS WARM COLORS пЃ¶Appear hot like the sun or like fire пЃ¶Give feelings of gaiety, activity or cheerfulness пЃ¶Appear to advance-they make body look larger пЃ¶Can give a nervous impression if overdone COOL COLORS пЃ¶Remind us of water or sky пЃ¶Give feelings of quietness or restfulness пЃ¶Appear to recede and make body look smaller пЃ¶Can be depressing if overdone MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEME This is a one-color plan that uses different tints, shades and intensities of the color BLUE ANALOGOUS COLOR SCHEME This color scheme uses related, or neighboring colors on the color wheel with varying values and intensities of the colors. COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME This color scheme uses opposite hues on the color wheel. These colors are across from each other on the wheel and have great contrast. SPLIT-COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME This color scheme uses three colors, one color with the two colors on each side of its complement. VIOLET TRIAD COLOR SCHEME This color scheme combines three colors equidistant on the color wheel and has a great deal of contrast. ACCENTED NEUTRAL COLOR SCHEME This color scheme combines white, black, gray or sometimes beige with a bright color accent. All colors are beautiful, depending on personal taste. If not used wisely or combined well, color can cause apparel to look too gaudy or very drab. Harmony results when hues, values and intensities are combined in a pleasing way.