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  color theory
Color theory is an immensely complicated subject, and is understood differently by scientists, printers, web designers and painters.
Colors are classified by three properties: hue, purity and value — terms that are often misunderstood.
Warm colors lie at the orange-red end of the spectrum, and are 'active', causing them to 'advance'.
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 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 split-complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementary color scheme.
www.tigercolor.com /color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm   (803 words)

 saturation - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Saturation generally means thoroughly full, and can refer to: * Dew point, which is a temperature that occurs when atmospheric humidity reaches 100% and the air can hold no more moisture * Market...
In color theory, saturation or purity is the intensity of a specific hue.
A highly saturated hue has a vivid, intense color, while a less saturated hue appears more muted and grey.
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Two colored samples with exactly the same values for the color coordinates are said to be equivalent and they are perceived as equal by the eye under observation conditions.
Every color and color combination triggers an emotional flash that interacts deeply with the color assessment of each color by itself; as a result color assessment must be conducted in environments with controlled conditions and under isolation to avoid possible interactions that may lead to false judgments.
Subtractive color mixing is known as shading and consists in the addition of a dye that absorbs the complementary wavelength region to the one leading to yellowness.
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 Color Theory -- by Jeff Thomason, CE
It is the pure, unmixed color from a tube or from a ray of light.
Primary Colors on a color wheel are the fundamental, unmixable colors.
A Monochromatic Color Scheme is one color and all the tints, tones, shades, and chromas of that color.
www.skyfitsjeff.com /instruct/color_theory.htm   (752 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)

 Saturation - Intensity - Chroma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saturation is referred to in much of the art literature as the brightness of a color - a color at full intensity - not mixed with fl or white - a pure hue.
Hue refers to the type of color whether red or blue etc.  Value refers to the darkness or lightness of a color and chroma referred to the intensity or saturation of that color.
Saturation is the intensity of a hue -- its brightness or dullness.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~martyd/project1/Saturation.htm   (950 words)

 Art QandA Color Page
The colors yellow and deep blue are complements because the blue is featured fully of blue light that does not cause any red or green retinal cone response where as the yellow light sensation is derived from the stimulation of red and green receptive retinal cones.
Often color specification, the attempt to describe and order color and color relationships using schema, regularized nomenclature and models such as so-called color solids is included under this term.
Colors to the right of these fully saturated colors are progressivly de-saturated forms of the given hue.
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 Color Theory
The traditionional primary colors that painters have used are red, yellow, and blue.
Saturation – Is the level of white, fl or grey, ranges from neutral to brilliant (pastel to full color).
It is achieved by using one color or hue, utilizing that colors’ various tints, tones and shades.
www.cs.nyu.edu /courses/fall02/V22.0380-001/color_theory.htm   (1172 words)

 Color   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In a rainbow or the separation of colors by a prism we see the continuous range of spectral colors (the visible spectrum).
But most colored objects give off a range of wavelengths and the characterization of color is much more than the statement of wavelength.
The inherently distinguishable characteristics of color are hue, saturation, and brightness.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/vision/specol.html   (361 words)

 Design Notes: Color
Saturation is concerned with the intensity, or the brightness and dullness of color.
Saturation is the most difficult aspect of color to understand since value and saturation are often confused.
Color is said to be three dimensional because of it's three aspects: hue value and saturation.
daphne.palomar.edu /design/color.html   (1974 words)

 Photron - High-Speed Cameras
Saturation is one of three coordinates in the HSV color space.
In color, the degree to which a color is diluted with white light or is pure.
The vividness of a color, described by such terms as bright, deep, pastel, pale, etc. Saturation is directly related to the amplitude of the chrominance signal.
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 Color Principles - Hue, Saturation, and Value   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colors are described with three components: luminance or lightness (L) and two chromatic components, one of which ranges from green to red (a), the other from blue to yellow (b).
This color is the complement of the primary.
Saturation, therefore, is the dimension running from the outer edge of the hue wheel (fully saturated) to the center (fully desaturated), perpendicular to the value axis (Figure 9).
www2.ncsu.edu:8010 /scivis/lessons/colormodels/color_models2.html   (4181 words)

Saturation is a measure of a color's pureness and brilliance.
The first parrot on the left is at 100% saturation, all colors are brilliant.
The middle parrot has a saturation of 50%; the colors are very dull.
iit.bloomu.edu /vthc/Design/saturation.htm   (152 words)

 Advanced Color Theory
In the diagram to the right is a color spectrum that shows this range along with two hue groups (red and blue) known as "tonal families." From the spectrum, any pure hue can be mixed with white, fl or gray to yield a tonal family.
What that means is a color's saturation is the degree to which it is different than gray at a given lightness.
While it is fair to say that the condition of being full or vivid is merely a color's freedom from dilution by gray or its complement, it is important to note that saturation is measured along the lines of equal value or lightness.
www.colorcube.com /articles/theory/theory.htm   (882 words)

 Exploring Color Theory
Saturation: Vividness of hue; degree of difference from a gray of the same lightness or brightness.
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   (528 words)

 color theory basics - indezine.com - powerpoint, presentations- indezine.com - powerpoint, presentations
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).
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).
Cons: The triadic color scheme is not as contrasting as the complementary scheme.
www.indezine.com /articles/colortheory.html   (842 words)

 Color theory (level design) - Valve Developer Community
The secondary colors (Green, Purple and Orange are directly in between the primary colors).
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.
In the image the viewers first focus is the combine, their blue contrasts the main palette forcing the viewer to notice them, as the viewer follows the combine they notice the Antlions as they blend in with the walls and ground but don't match it.
developer.valvesoftware.com /wiki/Color_theory_(level_design)   (1584 words)

 Color Wheel Pro: Color Theory Basics
The complementary color scheme consists of two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel.
Colors of the minus side are associated with weakness and unsettled feelings.
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)

Saturation, which is the amount of gray in a particular color.
The amount of saturation does not affect the basic hue of a color and it also is...
In color theory, saturation or purity is the intensity of a specific hue.
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 Color Theory: a brief tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
liquisoft.com /colortheory.html   (1048 words)

 valcasey.com . Color Theory
For vivid colors: Vivian lives for lifestyle content in context, claus.com and Plastelina games match saturated colors with younger themes, and the all-age, invigorating Lego Mindstorms (robots are cool)
Colors already do have meaning to users, but the color must also represent something in the visual and information design.
Color on screen is shown by variations of light, not pigment.
www.valcasey.com /webdesign/color.html   (741 words)

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The purity of a hue; the higher the saturation, the purer the hue.
Value and saturation are not constantly related: high saturation yellow has a high value (reflectivity); high saturation violet has a low value.
The complement of one of the 3 primary colors is a mixture of the other two.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa257/color_notes.html   (222 words)

 Color Wizard - Color Scheme Generator - Color Theory for web designers
The color wizard lets you submit your own base color, and it automatically returns matching colors for the one you selected.
It returns a set of hue, saturation and tint/shade variations of your color, as well as suggests color schemets to you, based on your color's complementary color, split complementary colors, analogous colors and other variations.
The color wizard also has a randomize function that lets you generate color schemes you might not have thought of on your own.
www.colorsontheweb.com /colorwizard.asp   (138 words)

 Color Basics, Introduction to Color Theory
Color is the perceptual characteristic of light described by a color name.
Specifically, color is light, and light is composed of many colors—those we see are the colors of the visual spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
Saturation: The degree of purity of a hue.
www.worqx.com /color/color_basics.htm   (251 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   (600 words)

 Color Wheel Pro: Glossary
Color schemes are harmonious color combinations that 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 amount of hue in proportion to the neutral gray of the same lightness, that is the intensity of color.
Colors that are made by mixing two adjacent primary colors.
www.color-wheel-pro.com /h-glossary.html   (427 words)

 Saturation - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Saturation, in physics, the state of a substance that is fully magnetized.
In some cases, commercial and scientific divers live in an underwater habitat, or pressurized chamber, for extended periods.
Your red blood cells must carry sufficient oxygen through your arteries to all of your internal...
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 Colours on the web - color theory and color matching   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The colour wheel is the foundation for much of colour theory, and you would do well to remember what it looks like and where the colours are in relation to each other.
Saturation can also be called a colour's intensity.
It is a measurement of how different from pure grey the colour is. Saturation is not really a matter of light and dark, but rather how pale or strong the colour is. The saturation of a colour is not constant, but it varies depending on the surroundings and what light the colour is seen in.
www.webwhirlers.com /colors/coloursphysics.asp   (831 words)

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