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Glossary of Color Theory

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The lights and darks of a color are the __________.
values
Blacks, whites ,grays (and sometimes browns) are the __________ colors.
neutral
What do you mix to get a secondary color?
primary + primary
What is another name of the intermediate colors?
tertiary
What is the name of the second group of colors?
secondary
A color scheme using 3-5 colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel is _______________.
analogous
To make a shade, you add __________ to your color.
black
A darkened color is a ________ of that color.
shade
To make a tint, you add your color to ______________.
white
What are the six intermediate colors?
red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple, red-purple
What fits together like a puzzle - each color in a specific place?
color wheel
A color scheme using the colors on the right side of the wheel (sun,fire) is _____________.
warm
A system of using the color wheel to put colors together.
color schemes
What are the three secondary colors?
orange, green and purple
A color scheme using one color and its values is _________________.
monochromatic
A color scheme using colors opposite on the color wheel is ______________.
complementary
Red, yellow and blue are the _____________ colors.
primary
What do you mix to get an intermediate color?
primary + secondary
A color scheme using the colors on the left side of the wheel (icy, cold) is ____________.
cool
What are the third group of colors?
intermediate
A lightened color is a ________ of that color.
tint

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