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Additive Color

Additive color -Additive color is color created by beams of light. Red, green, and blue (RGB) are referred to as additive primaries and are ...

Analagous Colors

Analogous - Analogous color refers to a color scheme based on hues that are adjacent on a color wheel. Red and orange are considered analogo...

Brightness

Brightness - Brightness refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a color. This is generally achieved by adding black or white to a c...

Color

Color is a general category of visual experience that includes the components of hue, brightness, and saturation. Color can be specifically defin...

Color Temperature

Warm/Cool -Warm/Cool colors or color temperature refers to the physical or visual heat suggested by a color. Warm colors such as yellow and ...

Color Wheel

Color Wheel - A color wheel is an organization of hues around a circle, showing relationships between colors considered to be primary colors...

Complementary Colors

Complementary - Complementary color refers to a color scheme based on hues that are opposite on a color wheel. Red and green are considered...

Expressive Color

Expressive color - Expressive color refers to one manner in which color is used to describe shapes. Expressive color specifically refers to ...

Halo Effect

Halo effect - The halo effect refers to the tendency of color to take on some of the qualities of an adjacent color, specifically along edge...

HSB

Hue, Saturation, Brightness (HSB) - Color can be accurately described by defining the hue, saturation, and brightness of the color. Someone could...

Hue

Hue - Hue refers to a specific wavelength of color and is typically described as the name of the color. For example, blue, red, green, and y...

Local Color

Local color - Local color refers to one manner in which color is used to describe shapes. Local color specifically refers to a use of color ...

Monochrome

Monochrome - Monochrome refers to a color scheme based on one hue. A monochromatic color scheme can include all brightness and saturation variati...

Primary Colors

Primary colors - Primary colors are the hues from which virtually all other color can be mixed. Red, yellow, and blue are the subtractive (p...

Saturation

Saturation - Saturation refers to the purity or intensity of a color. A "vivid" color is a highly saturated color and a "muted" or "dull" co...

Secondary Colors

Secondary Colors are the hues created by mixing adjacent primary colors. In paint, orange, green, and violet are secondary colors. [seco...

Simultaneous Contrast

Simultaneous contrast - Simultaneous contrast is the optical alteration of a color by a surrounding color. In the image below, the gray squa...

Spreading Effect

Spreading effect - The spreading effect refers to the tendency of a color to take on some of the qualities of an adjacent color. In the imag...

Subtractive Color

Subtractive color - Subtractive color is created by light reflected off of a pigmented or dyed surface. Cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMY) are ...