Color & Design

  1. Key Color
    The Main or dominant color in a color scheme.
  2. Achromatic Scheme
    A scheme made up of white, black, and gray.
  3. Monochromatic Scheme
    Using one color in different intensities along with black, white, and gray.
  4. Analogous Scheme
    Using several colors that are adjacent on the color wheel.
  5. Complementary
    Two colors directly opposite on the color wheel.
  6. Split Complementary
    A color combined with the two colors adjacent to its complement.
  7. Triadic
    Three colors equally spaced on the color wheel.
  8. Tetrad
    Color scheme using four colors that are equally spaced on the color wheel.
  9. Hue
    Another word for color.
  10. Value
    Measures the lightness or darkness of a color.
  11. Chroma, Saturation, & Intensity
    Describes the brightness or dullness of a color.
  12. Warm Colors
    Reds, Oranges, & Yellows.
  13. Cool Colors
    Blues, Greens, & Violets.
  14. Colors & Lights
    Subdued evening and candlelight create a distortion of color.
  15. Principles of Design
    Concepts used to organize the elements of design.
  16. Unity
    The sense of harmony and completeness between al elements in a design.
  17. Emphasis
    The part, or parts, of the design that draws the viewer's interest.
  18. Scale/Proportion
    The size relationship between various elements in a design.
  19. Balance
    The visual equilibrium created by the visual weight of the elements of design.
  20. Rhythm
    Created when one or more elements of design are used repeatedly to create a feeling of organized movement.
  21. Elements of Design
    The components or parts which are used to create a visal design or composition.
  22. LIne
    A mark made by a moving point.
  23. Shape
    Shape is an area created created by a closed line.
  24. Texture
    The surface quality that can be seen and felt.
  25. Illusion of Space
    Created when three-demensional space is represented on a two-dimensional surface, resulting in an illusion of depth and perspective.
  26. Illusion of Motion
    An implied sense of movement, actual, or anticipated.
  27. Color
    Seen when light is reflected off objects.
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Color & Design