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Color Vocab

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Hue
the name given to a specific color
Color Wheel
a diagram used to show characteristics of colors and to develop color schemes
Primary Colors
red, yellow blue; all other colors are made from these three colors
Secondary Colors
colors created by combining equal amounts of two primary colors
Intermediate or Tertiary Colors
created by combining equal amounts of one primary and one secondary hue
Complementary Colors
colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel
Monochromatic Color Scheme
contains two or more variations of the same hue
Analogous Color Scheme
uses colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel
Value
describes the lightness or darkness of a color
Tint
color combined with varying degrees of white
Shade
color conbined with varying degrees of black
Tone
color combined with varying degrees of grey (black & white)
Intensity
brightness or dullness of a color
Primary Neutral Colors
White, gray, black

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