Theory of the color

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Theory of the color
  1. In fact, the human eye can see millions of differents hues but sometimes choosing even just two or three to use from those millions can seem like a daunting task
    1. The Basics: understanding Color
      1. The color wheel
        1. You have likely seen in at school art class , or at least are familiar with its stripped-down form : the primary colors red, yellow, and blue.
          1. The color wheel is all about mixing colors. Mix the primary or base colors red, yellow, and blue
            1. And you get the secundary colors on the color wheel: orange, green, and violet.
              1. Color Inspiration
                1. In addition to the color combinations found in the color wheel , nature provides endless inspiration for harmonious color schemes.
                  1. colors can also be paired by temperature , mood, theme and other qualities.
                    1. The Psychology of color
                      1. Color is all around us. Wheter we realize it or not, it plays a big role in our everyday lives. That orange or yellow traffic sign you saw on the road today?
                        1. Color symbol
                          1. Red: this color can communicate many different ideas depending on its context.
                            1. Blue: The color of the sea and sky, blue often communicates peaceful, clean qualities.
                            2. Orange: also a fiery color , orange combines the warmth of reed with the cheerfulnes.
                              1. Purple: is traditionally associated with royalty majesty, or honor.
                                1. Black: like red, black has many meanings:
                                  1. White: As the color of light and snow, white often represents purity.
                                2. Yellow: as the color of sunshine, yellow often communicates happiness.
                                  1. Green: This is the color of nature, plant life, and growth.
                          2. Color in Design
                  2. Color Harmony
                    1. Now that we have the more technical stuff out of the way, lets look at how the color wheel can be a practical resource in choosing colors for a design project
                      1. In most design applications, these color schemes will need to be split into one dominant color.
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