The 3 properties of color are:
- Value &
Let’s explore each one in detail.
- is the purest form of a color
- and the name of the color itself
- monochromatic is design using a single hue
For Example: Blue, Red,Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple are hues.
Other hues of importance are:
• Neutrals: created by different amounts of reflected light
• Earth Tones: created by mixing opposite colors
- is the lightness or darkness of a color
- used to make objects look three dimensional
- white, black & gray are sometimes referred to as values without hue or intensity
Example: when you add shades (dark values) and highlights or tints (light values) to a drawing to make it looks real, like it has mass and volume.
- Tint = color mixed with white
- Tone= color mixed with gray
- Shade = color mixed with black
- is the brightness or dullness of a color
- creates the illusion of depth
- A color is most intense in its purest form (pure hue)
- Intensity is the % of pure hue in a color & is measured as high or low
- To lower the intensity of a color
- Mix the colors opposite (complementary color)
- Add a neutral (white, gray, brown, or black ) to the color