Category Archive: Color in Design Introduction

Sep 16

THE COLOR WHEEL

THE COLOR WHEEL A color wheel, also known as a color circle, is a sampling of colors arranged in a progressive blending of primary colors plus black or white. It is possible to make your own color wheel. They are also available in various retail stores where paints, finishes, etc. are sold. Samples can be …

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Nov 04

Accent Color Usage

Accent colors are colors that are used for emphasis in a color scheme. These colors can be bold or more subtle to create the style the user desires.  They are usually used sparingly, to emphasize, contrast or create visual rhythm. It controls the eye and mind of the viewer. Using warm colors like red, yellow …

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Jul 14

Making Colors

The varying degrees of a color create a vibration of energy between hues. A common example of this is the Christmas red and green. A color scheme no longer accepts only “Matching colors”, but by using a collection of blended shades that compliment each other. They can range from soft neutrals to deep rich saturated …

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Jun 14

Color Vision

Color Vision Humans, apes and many monkeys, ground squirrels, and many species of fish, birds, and insects have well-developed color vision. However, 7 or 8 percent of human males are completely lacking in the ability to recognize color. Animals with poor color vision are unable to distinguished between shades of reds and greens. Their world consist of blends of blues, yellows, …

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Jun 10

Color in Design

The subject of Color is a complex one.  It covers several scientific approaches. One difficulty of getting a better understanding of color is the different perspectives these disciplines take to approach their object of research. You can research and find information about colors but the different interpretations can confuse one instead of educating them, The …

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