Carlie Woodson
P3 Art Fund
Color Vocabulary

Hue = a color or shade:

Primary Colors = a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing:
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Secondary Colors = color resulting from the mixing of two primary colors:
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Tertiary Colors = tertiary colors are colors made by mixing one primary color with one secondary color:
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Analogous Colors = Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel:
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Monochromatic Colors = Monochromatic colors are all the colors of the same hue:
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Complementary Colors = colors directly opposite each other in the color spectrum:
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High Intensity = colors with high intensity:
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Low Intensity = colors with low intensity:
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Warm colors = Red, orange, and yellow. These colors are known as the warm colors because they are the colors in fire:
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Cool colors = colors such as blue, green, and violet. These colors are known as the cool colors because they are the colors of water, ice, ponds, lakes, etc:
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