Color Theory – Basics 101

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Color Theory – Basics 101

I will try my best to keep this as simple as possible and not bog you down with technical information.

In this lesson we will look at the  basics of mixing colors and how the color wheel works. We will take a gander at the Primary, Second and intermediate colors, also touch up  on Hues, Tones, Tints and Shades. Once you have a better understanding of these elements you can start to see how colors work with one another.

So what is a color wheel …. A color wheel or color circle is the organization of color hues around a circle, which shows the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors  Understanding the basic of a color wheel is the foundation to picking complimentary colors.

There are 12 basic hues to a color wheel.

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There are three primary colors, Yellow, Blue and…

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