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Properties of Color

Author: Maria Tucker
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In this lesson you will learn about the basic characteristics and terminology associated with color.

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Notes on "Properties of Color"

Citations

Image of Color Spectrum, Public Domain

http://tinyurl.com/dy6zw2v

Image of color pencils, Public Domain


Image of Newton Color Circle, Public Domain


Image of Newton, Public Domain


Image of Goethe Color Circle, Public Domain


Image of Goethe, Public Domain


Image of Color Temperature, Public Domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

Image of Value, Public Domain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ColorValue.svg

Image of house, Public Domain


Image of Surfer, Public Domain


Image of tennis player, Public Domain


Image of landscape, Public Domain


TERMS TO KNOW
  • Saturation

    Another term for the intensity of a color, usually refers to the purity or vividness of a color.

  • Hue

    The name of a color.

  • Value

    Another term for lightness or darkness.

  • Color Temperature

    A measurement in Kelvin used to describe lighting conditions when viewing color.

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    German writer and artist who studied the physiological effects of color. Goethe opposed Newton's analytical data and also created a color circle.

  • Sir Isaac Newton

    English physicist, mathematician and color theorist who decomposed light into the colors of the spectrum, devised the Particle Theory of Light and created the first color "circle".

  • Color Spectrum

    The seven hues of visible light: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. These hues are arranged on the spectrum by wavelength.