Friday, 21 January 2011



DOMINANT COLOUR -The colour with the largest proportional area.

SUB DOMINANT COLOUR – Colours with a small proportional area but still a main colour.

ACCENT COLOURS - Colours have a small relative area, but offer a contrast because of a variation in hue, intensity, or saturation

MONOCHROMATIC - Uses shades or tints from the same hue.

ANALOGOUS - Any three colours from the same spectrum adjacent to eachother on the colour wheel.

COMPLEMENTARY - Two colors that are the direct opposite of each other on the colour wheel.

VALUE – How intensive or light the colour is.

SATURATION – How pure or full a colour is.

SHADES – A hue produced by the addition of black.

TINTS – A hue produced by the addition of white.

SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY – One from one side of the colour wheel and two from the other side.

TRIADIC – Same distance on the colour wheel to each other.

TEMPERATURE - Color temperate can help enhance the mood of an image.

CONTRAST - Contrast is the noticeable level of difference between two colors.

PRIMARY COLOURS - Primary colors are not mixed from other elements and they generate all other colors.

SECONDARY COLOURS – Colours achieved by a mixture of two primary hues.

TERTIARY – Colours achieved by mixing a primary and secondary hue.

JUXTAPOSITION – Colours side by side that clash or create negativity to create a reaction or vibration.

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