7. Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel and are closely related. Not the same thing as a monochromatic set of colors.
9. One color that is modified by changing the values and saturation of the hue by additions of black or white.
11. A color harmony consisting of three equidistant hues on the color wheel.
12. Combinations of colors that are considered satisfying or that produce certain effects.
15. Color harmonies or combinations of colors generally considered aesthetically pleasing or used to create a certain effect.
18. Colors produced by mixing a primary color with a secondary color which is closest to it on the color wheel. (yellow + green = yellow-green). They are also made by mixing unequal amounts of two primaries (adding more yellow than blue becomes a yellow-green).
19. The degree of purity, saturation or strength of a color. High-intensity colors are bright; low-intensity colors are dull.
22. From the Italian meaning “light to dark”. The use of value contrasts to represent the effects of light and shadow.
23. Those colors in which blue is dominant, found on the right side of the color wheel.
24. Another term used to identify intermediate colors. Colors that are made by mixing a primary with a secondary in the same family.
25. Variation of a color with black added to it.
1. Colors that result from mixing two primary colors. Orange, green and violet.
2. A painting technique in which paint is applied in very thick strokes in order to create a highly textured surface. Vincent Van Gogh was famous for his paintings that used this technique.
3. Colors such as black, white and gray not associated with any color.
4. An element of art concerned with the degree of lightness or darkness of colors.
5. The three basic colors, red, yellow, and blue, from which it is possible to mix all other colors. The primaries cannot be produced by mixing pigments.
6. The purity, vividness, or intensity of a color.
8. The term used when a color’s hue, value or intensity is affected by the colors nearby.
10. Two colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel, meaning they are in extreme contrast with each other.
13. Bands of colored light created when white light passes through a prism. Also, the full range of colors.
14. A color that has had white added to it.
16. Variations in the darkness and lightness of a color, often used by artist to create an illusion of volume on a flat surface.
17. The property of color that distinquishes one gradation from another and gives it its name. Another term for the generically used term “color”.
20. Those hues in which yellow and red are dominant.
21. A diagram showing the spectrum of colors, and their relationship to one another.
22. An art element with three properties: hue, value and intensity.