Color Theory Vocabulary Primary Colors



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Color Theory Vocabulary


Primary Colors - red, blue and yellow (cannot be made by mixing other colors).


Secondary Colors - orange, green and purple. Are created by mixing primary colors.
Complementary - the colors opposite to each other on the color wheel.
Analogous - hues that are next to one another on the color wheel.
Tertiary Colors - are created by mixing primary colors with secondary colors.

(ex: yellow green, primary color always goes first)


Split Compliment - is a complimentary color and the two colors on either side of its compliment.
Triadic - uses 3 colors that are equally spaced apart on the color wheel.

Monochromatic - having one color.
Tint - a hue that has been mixed with white.
Tone - a hue that has been mixed with black and white.
Shade - a hue that has been mixed with black.
Cool - the colors on the green-blue side of the color wheel.


Warm - the colors on the yellow-orange-red side of the color wheel.


Color Theory Vocabulary


Primary Colors - red, blue and yellow (cannot be made by mixing other colors).


Secondary Colors - orange, green and purple. Are created by mixing primary colors.
Complementary - the colors opposite to each other on the color wheel.
Analogous - hues that are next to one another on the color wheel.
Tertiary Colors - are created by mixing primary colors with secondary colors.

(ex: yellow green, primary color always goes first)


Split Compliment - is a complimentary color and the two colors on either side of its compliment.
Triadic - uses 3 colors that are equally spaced apart on the color wheel.

Monochromatic - having one color.
Tint - a hue that has been mixed with white.
Tone - a hue that has been mixed with black and white.
Shade - a hue that has been mixed with black.
Cool - the colors on the green-blue side of the color wheel.


Warm - the colors on the yellow-orange-red side of the color wheel.



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