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Color Theory by Mind Map: Color Theory

1. COLOR WHEEL

1.1. Helps you mix colors.

1.1.1. Primary colors: red, yellow and blue

1.1.2. Secondary colors: red+yellow= orange, yellow+blue=green, red+blue=purple

1.1.3. Terciary colors: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple, red purple

2. COLOR VALUES

2.1. Color values are the lights and darks of a color. They are created by using white or black

2.1.1. tints

2.1.1.1. Lightened colors white+color

2.1.2. shade

2.1.2.1. Darkened colors black+color

2.1.3. neutral colors

2.1.3.1. Contain equal part of the 3 primary colors: black, off-black, white, off-white, grey

2.1.4. Warm colors

2.1.4.1. Found on the right side of the color wheel: reds, yellows, oranges and greens

2.1.5. Cool colors

2.1.5.1. Found in the left side of the color wheel: greens, blues, purples.

3. 3 Basic Elements

3.1. Hue:the actual color

3.2. Chroma: the intensity

3.3. Tone: the amount of black or white

4. COLOR SCHEMES

4.1. Systematic way of using the color wheel to put colors together.

4.1.1. Monochromatic

4.1.1.1. Only one color and its value

4.1.2. Complementary

4.1.2.1. Opposites on the color wheel

4.1.3. Split-complementary

4.1.3.1. Like complementary but using more than two opposite colors.

4.1.4. Analogous

4.1.4.1. 3-5 colors adjacent each other in the color wheel

4.1.5. Achromatic

4.1.5.1. Zero saturation and no hue. Neutral greys, black or white.