|Surface Preparation Guide|
|View colors by family, learn what moods they help create.|
|The color wheel demonstrates relationships between color families. Use basic color wheel information to create pleasing environments.|
Red, Yellow, Blue
Primary colors serve as the base colors for all other colors.
Orange, Purple, Green
Mixing two primary colors results in one of the three secondary colors.
Complimentary colors are any two colors located on opposite sides of the color wheel.
Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Greens, Blue-Greens, Blue-Purples, Red-Purples
Tertiary colors result from mixing primary and secondary colors.
Adjacent color sets form analogous color groups.
Hues are pure colors. They do not have added blacks or whites.
Tints result after whites are added to hues.
Shades result after blacks are added to hues.
Saturation describes the intensity of a hue.
Reds, yellows, and oranges suggest fire or the sun. Warm colors appear to advance when placed next to cool colors.
Purples, blues and green are reminiscent of grass and water. Cool colors appear to recede when placed next to warm colors.
|Ready to learn more about color? Go to the Color Schemes page for deeper information about color relationships and use the Color Familes box in the upper right corner to harness the power of colors moods.|