basics

  • primary: a real set of colorants; red, yellow, and blue
  • secondary: mixing two primary colors; green, purple, orange
  • tertiary: mixing primary and secondary colors
  • hue: purest/brightest form
  • tint: hue + white
  • tone: hue + grey
  • shade: hue + black
  • color wheel
    • complemetary: opposite (red/green)
    • analogous: next to each other (blue/green)
    • triadic: evenly space around (green/puple/orange)
    • split-complementary: variation of complementary = in addition to base color, uses two colors adjacent to complement (green/fuchsia/orange)
    • rectangle/tectradic: four colors into two complementary pairs (red/yellow/green/blue)
    • square: similar to rectangle, but all colors spaced evenly (red/blue/green/yellow)

colors by shade

mar 29 2019 ∞
apr 4 2019 +