Color Theory The 3 вЂњPartsвЂќ of Color вЂў 1 вЂ“ HUE вЂў 2 вЂ“ VALUE вЂў 3 - INTENSITY HUE вЂў HUE - This is what we usually mean when we ask "what color is that?" The property of color that we are actually asking about is "hue". For example, when we talk about colors that are red, yellow, green, and blue, we are talking about the вЂ�huesвЂ™. вЂў A hue is a color at its FULL INTENSITY; basically, itвЂ™s place on the full color wheel VALUE (color has value too!) вЂў The lightness or darkness of the hue вЂў SHADE вЂ“ a color to which BLACK has been added вЂў TINT вЂ“ a color to which WHITE has been added INTENSITY * SATURATION вЂў the BRIGHTNESS or DULLNESS (strength or weakness) of a color. вЂў Ex. Pure blue is very intenseвЂ¦when you add a lighter or darker color to blue it makes the blue less intense вЂў Mixing a color with its complimentary color reduces the intensity and brings the hue towards gray: The Color Wheel & Relationships Primary colors areвЂ¦.. Red Blue Yellow Secondary colors areвЂ¦. Orange Green Violet Tertiary colors Achieved by mixing a PRIMARY color and a SECONDARY color You name these with the PRIMARY color firstвЂ¦..red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green Complementary Colors areвЂ¦.. ACROSS from each other on the color wheel Analogous Colors areвЂ¦ Side by side on the color wheel, (3-5 colors) Pick a color, and the analogous colors are the ones to each side of it. Monochromatic meansвЂ¦ A ONE-colored color scheme. Pick ONE color вЂ“ add white and black to it (tints and shades). More complex relationshipsвЂ¦ SPLIT COMPLEMENT TRIAD Color Temperature WARM Colors вЂў Red, orange, yellow вЂў They appear on one side of the color wheel, and opposite the cool colors. вЂў Optically, warm colors generally appear to advance, coming toward the viewer COOL Colors вЂў Green, blue, violet вЂў Opposite the warm colors on the color wheel вЂў Tend to recede, or go back, into space Mood and Atmosphere вЂў Warm colors are often associated with fire and the sun. They appear on one side of the color wheel, and opposite the cool colors. вЂў Psychologically, these colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility - they are said to be stimulating and passionate. вЂў Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? What other emotions are associated with WARM COLORS? вЂў Cool colors are often associated with ice, water, and coldness. They appear on one side of the color wheel, and opposite the warm colors. вЂў Psychologically, cool colors are often described as calming or soothing, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference. вЂў Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? What other emotions are associated with COOL COLORS? вЂў Feelings about color can also be deeply personal and are often rooted in your own experience or culture. вЂў For example, while the color white is used in many Western countries to represent purity and innocence, it is seen as a symbol of mourning in many Eastern countries. Hints вЂў When mixingвЂ¦start with LIGHTER color and add small amounts of the darker color вЂў Make sure your colors are in the CORRECT order on your color wheel вЂ“ check to see that when you squint you see a progression and that no two colors are too вЂ�closeвЂ™ in hue to each other вЂў You should ONLY be using the primary colors of paint and MIXING all others!! IвЂ™d like you toвЂ¦. вЂў CONSERVE PAINT вЂ“ only pour out small amounts at a time! вЂў Use good CRAFTSMANSHIP!!!!!! вЂў CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!