How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide part 2

How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide

How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide part 2

Color temperature:

This refers to the perceived warmth of color. Of the three primary colors, red and yellow are said to be warm whereas blue is considered cool. It follows then that any combination of red and yellow will also, by default, be a warm color. Meanwhile, when cool blue mixes with one of the warm primaries, different things result. While green is usually said to be a cool color, purple is often said to be a warm color. Even so, the relative temperatures of these secondary and intermediate colors can vary. For example, while green is collectively considered to be cool, a yellow-green will still be warmer than a Blue-green.

Color intensity:

Another important concept to understand is that of color intensity or the lightness or darkness of a color. Another word for color is hue. If white is added to any color, this is referred to as a tint of that color. The result is a lighter and less intense hue. Conversely, if black is added to any color, this results in a shade, sometimes also called a tone of that color. The result is darker and also less intense. For the highest intensity possible in a given color, just go with the default true hue. Speaking of black and white, they are not considered colors in the strictest sense since they are not on the color wheel rather they reside on their own spectrum which we refer to as the grayscale since when black and white are mixed together in varying quantities, they result in different shades of gray. It is also sometimes said that you can achieve black by mixing together all of the colors on the color wheel though this is really more of an approximation. You may also have noticed that brown is not anywhere to be found on the color wheel, this is because, in order to create a brown tone, certain colors have to be mixed together.

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