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Color Theory

These are questions and facts about the use of color, black, and white in art.

AB
primary colorsred, yellow, and blue
secondary colorsorange, green and violet
tertiary colors(for example)yellow orange, blue green, and red violet
complementary colors(for example)violet and yellow
absence of colorblack
essence of colorwhite
tintsany color mixed with white
tonesany color mixed with black
triadic color scheme (for example)red, yellow, and blue
when you mix complementary colors you get...brown
gradationvalue change from light to dark
analogous colorsred, red orange, orange, yellow orange, yellow
achromaticblack and white
chromaticfull color scale


Linda Shannon

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