Basic info about Colors: Primary / Secondary / Tertiary Colors

Colors are:

1. PRIMARY COLORS, which are:

RED, YELLOW and BLUE

– Colors at their basic essence; those colors that cannot be created by mixing others

– Colors that have the maximal brightness

– Colors that once combined form all the other colors.

2. SECONDARY COLORS, which are:

ORANGE, GREEN and VIOLET

– Those colors achieved by a mixture of two primaries.

3. TERTIARY COLORS

– Those colors achieved by a mixture of primary and secondary hues.

COMPLEMENTARY COLORS: Those colors located opposite each other on a color wheel.

ANALOGOUS COLORS: Those colors located close together on a color wheel.

NON-COLORS: Black (the absence of light) and White (the presence of light)


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