This tutorial discusses some basic aspects of color and how artists use color as and element of composition.
Image of Color Wheel, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Color_wheel.svg; Image of Color Wheel, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BYR_color_wheel.svg; Image of Butcher’s Stall, Pieter Aertsen, Public Domain, http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Pieter_Aertsen_-_Butcher's_Stall_-_WGA00066.jpg; Image of Hunters in the Snow, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Bruegel_d._%C3%84._106b.jpg;
The arrangement of prismatic colors on a circle so that complementary colors are across from each other.
Red, yellow, blue.
Orange, green, purple—the colors made by combining primary colors.
The intensity of a color, dependent on the amount of white added. Lavender is a low-intensity shade of purple.
The type of color—blue, green, red, are all different hues.
The amount of black added to a color.
Colors in which yellow and red are dominant.
Colors in which blue is dominant.