Terms – Color Grid


Value – 1. The relative lightness or darkness of color in a picture. 2. That aspect of color by which a sample appears to reflect more or less of the incident color. 3. Lightness or darkness; the amount of white or black.

Saturation – refers to the dominance of hue in the color.

Collage – An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.

Dominance – Preeminence in position or prevalence; ascendancy. 2. The tendency for one element or group to command greater attention than another

Simultaneous contrast – Two colors, side by side, interact with one another and change our perception accordingly. Simultaneous contrast is most intense when the two colors are complementary colors.

Complimentary color – On a standard color wheel they are the colors opposite each other (red/green, yellow/blue). They look good together and compliment each other.

cool vs. warm – Warm colors are based on yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, orangish reds, and the like. Cool colors are based on blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas, and blue-based reds.


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