Terms – Color Grid

Terms:

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.

Visual Vocabulary 2

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.

Visual Vocabulary 1

Terms:

Scale – 1. A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference. 2. An instrument or device used in such measurement. 3. A calibrated line, as on a map or architectural drawing. 4. A progressive classification of size, amount importance, or rank.

Contrast – 1. To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences. 2. A striking dissimilarity between things being compared. 3. The use of opposing elements such as color, forms or lines in proximity to produce an intensified effect.

Hierarchy – 1. Body of elements arranged according to rank, authority or capacity. 2. A body of entities arranged in a graded series. 3. Clergy arranged in successive ranks.

Tension – 1. The condition of being stretched tight. 2. Mental strain; intense nervous anxiety. 3. A force tending to produce elongation or extension. 4. Strained relations between person; uneasy suspense.

Balance – 1. A weighing device consisting of a horizontal beam with pans of equal eight on each end.  2. A stable state characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces 3. A stable mental or psychological state. 4. Equality of totals in the credit and debit sides of account.

Symmetry – 1. An exact correspondence between the opposite halves of a figure, form, line or pattern. 2. Beauty or harmony of form resulting from a symmetrical or nearly symmetrical arrangement of parts. 3. Due or right proportion.

Asymmetry – 1. the quality or state of being asymmetric

Orientation – 1. The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.

Density –  1. The degree to which anything is filled or occupied. 2. The amount of something per unit measure. 3. Thickness of consistency; impenetrability

Pattern – 1. An archetype; an ideal worthy of imitation. 2. A plan, diagram or model to be followed when making things. 3. A representative ample; specimen. 4. To cover or ornament with a design.

Progression – 1.the act of progressing; forward or onward movement.

Rhythm – 1. Any kind of movement characterized by the regular recurrence of strong and weak elements. 2. Non random variation, especially uniform or regular variation in a process. 3. The effect of recurring or repetitious lines, colors, forms, etc. 4. In music, the specific arrangements of accents and the relative duration of sounds.

Weight – 1. A measure of the heaviness or mass of an object. 2. The Gravitational force exerted by the earth or another celestial body on an object. 3. Influence, importance, authority.

Proximity – 1. Being near or next to closeness. 2. Referring to the closeness of elements