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Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore some of the basic aspects of color and how artists use color as an element of composition.

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Notes on "Color"Citations

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Terms to Know
Cold colors

Colors in which blue is dominant.

Color wheel

The arrangement of prismatic colors on a circle so that complementary colors are across from each other.

Hot colors

Colors in which yellow and red are dominant.


The type of color—blue, green, red, are all different hues.

Primary colors

Red, yellow, blue.


The intensity of a color, dependent on the amount of white added. Lavender is a low-intensity shade of purple.

Secondary colors

Orange, green, purple—the colors made by combining primary colors.


The amount of black added to a color.