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  Color Matters - Design and Art - Color Theory
A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art.
In traditional color theory, these are the 3 pigment colors that can not be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors.
Analogous colors are any three colors which are side by side on a 12 part color wheel, such as yellow-green, yellow, and yellow-orange.
www.colormatters.com /colortheory.html   (663 words)

  
 Color Theory for web designers - Colors on the Web
Color Theory is the art of mixing colors to achieve desired effects.
Among the colors in the color wheel, there are three colors which are referred to as the primary colors.
The color wheel is the foundation for much of color theory, and you would do well to remember what it looks like and where the colors are in relation to each other.
www.colorsontheweb.com /colortheory.asp   (484 words)

  
  Color (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Colors are perceiver-dependent but hybrid properties: to have a specific color is to have some intrinsic feature by virtue of which the object has the power to appear in a distinctive way (e.g., as in 4).
Colors are what fill in the outlines of these forms, they are the stuff out of which visual phenomena are built up; our visual world consists solely of differently formed colors; and objects, from the point of view of seeing them, that is, seen objects, are nothing other than colors of different kinds and forms.
Color science is a large field, but it is built around the way that colors appear and to the conditions under which colors can be perceived, and the causes which lead to the perception of colors.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/color   (16979 words)

  
 COLOR THEORY and Mixing Stains or Dyes for the Woodworker and Furniture Finisher
Tertiary colors are obtained by mixing together two secondary colors, such as orange with green (olive), green with violet (slate) or violet with orange (russet).
Complementary colors include: red and green, yellow and violet, blue and orange, etc. A complementary color is often used to reduce the chroma (brightness or intensity) of its opposite.
Color theory and diagrammatic representation assumes pigments to be equal in chroma strength.
www.woodfinishsupply.com /ColorTheory.html   (2904 words)

  
 Basic color schemes: Color Theory Introduction
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors (example: red and green).
Analogous color schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye.
The square color scheme is similar to the rectangle, but with all four colors spaced evenly around the color circle.
www.tigercolor.com /color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm   (803 words)

  
 Color Wheel Pro: Color Theory Basics
According to color theory, harmonious color combinations use any two colors opposite each other on the color wheel, any three colors equally spaced around the color wheel forming a triangle, or any four colors forming a rectangle (actually, two pairs of colors opposite each other).
The complementary color scheme consists of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.
The current form of color theory was developed by Johannes Itten, a Swiss color and art theorist who was teaching at the School of Applied Arts in Weimar, Germany.
www.color-wheel-pro.com /color-theory-basics.html   (712 words)

  
 Color Theory
Color theory is a system of relationships that seem to exist between colors in the visible spectrum.
Color theory is a deep and involved subject, but for the purposes of this article, we can condense it into a few general rules.
When we work with a color palette in a digital application, we have to select colors based on a color wheel that shows a different complimentary relationship than the one that color theory says is accurate.
www.lafcpug.org /color_theory.html   (2698 words)

  
 Color Theory
The idea of subtractive color is to reduce the amount of undesired color reaching the eye.
It is achieved by using one color or hue, utilizing that colors’ various tints, tones and shades.
Complementary – A split complimentary color scheme is similar to complimentary but instead of just two colors directly opposite on the color wheel, two of the three colors are adjacent to one of the colors that is opposite.
cs.nyu.edu /courses/fall02/V22.0380-001/color_theory.htm   (1172 words)

  
 Design Notes: Color
It is the teritory in the center of the color wheel that must be understood in ordeer to be able to control the brightness of colors.
Color is said to be three dimensional because of it's three aspects: hue value and saturation.
The same three primary colors are used and mixed by the eye to produce the range of colors you see on the screen.
daphne.palomar.edu /design/color.html   (1974 words)

  
 Color Theory - Some Basic Primer
The following color theory is based more on subtractive color which is the color we see around us in a day to day life, or used in painting printing, etc. Additive theory involves Red, Green, Blue (what we see on screen and produced by video devices).
Chroma/Chromaticity: The chromaticity of a color is its saturation or intensity.
Complimentary Color: The color that is on th exact opposite side of the color wheel of one color.
www.steeldolphin-forums.com /htmltuts/colortheory.html   (1043 words)

  
 Color Theory :: MarkTAW.com
The painter's color wheel is an historical artifact that refuses to die.
What we view as the color, magenta, represents equal reflectance of red and blue light, and, since those two colors are at opposite ends of the natural spectrum, is not present in the spectrum at all.
Color mixing is a complex art and science, and it takes a while to understand all the complexities.
www.marktaw.com /design/ColorTheorya.html   (2043 words)

  
 Color theory (level design) - Valve Developer Community
Every color has an inbuilt meaning and using that meaning is what allows level designers to create an atmosphere in their creations.
Now there are key colors, materials and a feeling, by sticking to textures and light that work with the theory of the key colors and moods the scene will make itself.
Shifting the blue colors to a military green and an outdoor grass would create a green palette, while this lines up at 1/3 on the color wheel the result would not be as appealing as it does not match on as many levels.
developer.valvesoftware.com /wiki/Color_theory_(level_design)   (1584 words)

  
 Color Theory: a brief tutorial
However, when choosing a color you still want to make sure its use does not conflict with what you are trying to say with your work.
Also note the triangular positioning of the primary colors on the color wheel, and how the secondary colors are next to them.
Primary colors are the most vivid colors when placed next to eachother, which is why you'll notice that most fast food joints use primary colors in their logos, as it evokes speed.
colortheory.liquisoft.com   (1048 words)

  
 WatercolorPainting.com - Artist's Reference - Color Theory for Artists
Color saturation is to the strength of color as it is presented.
Color Key is the overall brightness and chroma (color saturation) of a painting.
Orange is the color of citrus on warm trees and the last warm rays touching the edges of a distant canyon.
www.watercolorpainting.com /color.htm   (973 words)

  
 Basic Color Theory, Monochromatic, Analogous, Split Complementary Colors
The complementary color scheme is made of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.
Use a single warm color against a range of cool colors to put an emphasis on the warm color (red versus blues and blue-greens, or orange versus blues and blue-violets).
This scheme is hard to harmonize; if all four colors are used in equal amounts, the scheme may look unbalanced, so you should choose a color to be dominant or subdue the colors.
www.indezine.com /articles/colortheory.html   (838 words)

  
 digitalanarchy.com
Color THeory uses a color model that is based on the traditional artist's color wheel.
Theory Standard is a great tool for artists who want a simple but powerful color design aid.
Color Theory is based on an artist's RYB color palette.
www.digitalanarchy.com /theory/theory_main.html   (224 words)

  
 Color Wheel Pro: Color Meaning
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
This color is also commonly associated with energy, so you can use it when promoting energy drinks, games, cars, items related to sports and high physical activity.
Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males.
www.color-wheel-pro.com /color-meaning.html   (1302 words)

  
 Teaching Color Theory
Color Theory can be one of the most exciting art lessons you do with your classroom.
You may want to divide the color lesson into two parts - the first for discussion of color and introduction of the color wheel, and the second for the assembly of the sculptures.
This directed approach to color is not only fun (the students think of it as a game) but it yields results that are visually exciting and your students will use colors in ways they would never have thought of.
www.everydayart.com /color.html   (2766 words)

  
 Color Theory: a brief tutorial
These 3 colors are the base colors for every other color on the color wheel.
Also note the triangular positioning of the primary colors on the color wheel, and how the secondary colors are next to them.
Primary colors are the most vivid colors when placed next to eachother, which is why you'll notice that most fast food joints use primary colors in their logos, as it evokes speed.
www.liquisoft.com /colortheory.html   (1048 words)

  
 valcasey.com . Color Theory
Colors already do have meaning to users, but the color must also represent something in the visual and information design.
On L.L. Bean, color coding might be helpful to distinguish the massive catalogue content like at Gymboree.
Color on screen is shown by variations of light, not pigment.
www.valcasey.com /webdesign/color.html   (741 words)

  
 Color Theory basics - learn design and graphic layout - sessions online school
Each color has a specific property, whether it's the particular wavelength in optical perception, the molecular construction of pigments or an RGB value for a monitor.
Develop color compositions in which a color appears different based on its surroundings and two colors appear the same based on their surroundings.
Color in Design Designers use two very different "modes" of color in their work-color that is made of printing inks and color that is made from light in a monitor.
www.sessions.edu /courses/All_couses/ColorTheory.asp   (592 words)

  
 Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx
Choices regarding color often seem rather mystical, as many seem to base decisions on nothing other than "it looks right." Although often told I had an eye for color, the reason why some colors worked together while others did not always intrigued me and I found the study of color theory fascinating.
With respect to the arts, color was part of the realistic, visual representation of form, but one group of painters abandoned the traditional practices regarding color in painting.
After reviewing the information, I hope you will see that the successful use of color is not at all mystical, and that by understanding a few things about color, it is possible to incorporate into your designs with a confidence based on tested concepts and methods.
www.worqx.com /color   (476 words)

  
 Glossary of Color Terms
Color is such a fun thing to look at and enjoy but it is often difficult to communicate about.
The colors that are seen when sunlight is split by a prism are sometimes called the spectral colors.
For color that is mixed with paints, pigments or inks on fabric, paper, canvas or some other material, CMY or cyan/magenta/yellow, is the color model.
www.colorcube.com /articles/theory/glossary.htm   (942 words)

  
 Exploring Color Theory
Primary Colors: Colors at their basic essence; those colors that cannot be created by mixing others...
Green is the complement of red, but in a split complementary color scheme, the colors adjacent to the complement are used instead of the true complement.
Monochromatic Scheme uses one color and all of the tints, tones, and shades of that color.
donnayoung.org /art/color.htm   (655 words)

  
 Color Theory - 21st Century Piano Pop for fans of Keane, Depeche Mode, Rufus Wainwright, Tori Amos, Ben Folds
Color Theory is the musical alter ego of Huntington Beach singer-keyboardist-songwriter Brian Hazard.
Demand was high for a new album, and Color Theory responded with the 1997 release of Tuesday Song, which includes a daringly non-fiction song used for a real-life marriage proposal.
The album reinvents eleven of their most underappreciated songs, and also includes the track "Ponytail Girl", the Color Theory original that was mistakenly credited as a Depeche Mode track from their Exciter album.
www.colortheory.com   (374 words)

  
 Using Color - Chapter 2 from Web Graphics for Non-Designers - WebReference.com
Color performs a significant function in our world, providing an effective means of communicating a message.
With a grounding in fundamental color theory, it is a competitive advantage and an asset to clients.
To ignore the benefits of intelligent use of color is to limit youself as a professional, and to also limit the sites that you produce.
www.webreference.com /authoring/graphics/color/nondesigners/chap2   (498 words)

  
 Color schemes - learn the basic theory
Picking colors that look good together is not difficult when you know a few basic techniques.
If you are new to working with colors, we recommend that you browse through the color theory section before you continue with the other sections.
Color Voodoo has a number of interesting e-books on color symbolism, color theory etc.
www.tigercolor.com /color-lab/Default.htm   (374 words)

  
 Color Theory / Color Schemes - Part 1 of Chapter 2 from Web Graphics for Non-Designers (1/6) - WebReference.com
Tertiary colors are a form of intermediate colors, which are the result of further combinations from the color wheels presented.
A color wheel shows these hues (as you will learn soon, a hue is a pure color) from which every other color is created.
Every other color available for use on the web is a variation in tone, tint, or shade, each of which you will learn more about shortly.
www.webreference.com /authoring/graphics/color/nondesigners/chap2/1   (300 words)

  
 Digital Web Magazine - Color Theory for the Color-Blind
Any colors composed of red or green, such as brown, purple or orange, don’t look the same as they would to someone who sees all colors.
If we are to utilize good color theory, we need to understand both systems of color.
It can represent as few as the three primary colors, or spawn off to all of the colors known to our world and all of their available shades.
www.digital-web.com /articles/color_theory_for_the_colorblind   (1895 words)

  
 Color Theory - WannaLearn.com
Color Mixing - multimedia-enhanced guides to color theory, color mixing and related topics, with istruction on the two systems of color mixing, the human eye and the color spectrum, the additive color system, the subtractive color system, color photography, color in painting and art, lithography and more
BUY IT Color Theory Made Easy: A New Approach to Color Theory and How to Apply It to Mixing Paints - A clearly written, comprehensively and beautifully illustrated practical guide to color theory, based on a cyan, magenta, and yellow scheme.
Color Choices - A clear and thorough comprehensive guide and reference to the art of modern color theory and selection.
www.wannalearn.com /Fine_Arts/Visual_Art/Painting/Color_Theory   (737 words)

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