Glossary of Color Theory Terms

Just red

binder

the substance that holds the pigment particles together which then attaches them to a support or ground or paper

chroma

the degree of saturation or intensity in a color

composition

the artistic arrangement of the parts of a picture *

hue

spectral color; used by artist material manufacturers to indicate the use of a substitute pigment (ie: Cadmium Yellow Hue)

lightfastness

resistance to fading when exposed to light

opacity

the opposite to transparency. lighter tones are not created by thinning paint but by adding white.

permanence

archival qualities

pigment

solid colored material in the form of small particles

saturation

the intensity of color

color mixed with black

color mixed with white

the degree of lightness or darkness of a color

value

the extent to which a color reflects or transmits light

Glossary of Terms definitions taken directly from The Artist Handbook by Ray Smith (6)

* definition taken from the Apple Dictionary Widget

LIST OF RESOURCES

I want to give a shout out to all of these websites that have provided me with lots of great facts about color! I have learned a ton from your sites, which has helped me tremendously in my quest for a deeper understanding of color.

Just RED

  1. http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology/all-about-the-color-red-4344#.Wde2ja2ZNE5
  2. https://www.colormatters.com/the-meanings-of-colors/red
  3. https://www.thefactsite.com/2009/10/8-wild-facts-about-color-red.html
  4. https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/theme/GwLyao99SLXVKg
  5. http://www.ucreative.com/articles/22-intriguing-facts-about-colors-that-you-need-to-know/
  6. https://www.amazon.ca/Artists-Handbook-Ray-Smith/dp/0756657229/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485034324&sr=8-1&keywords=the+Artist%27s+handbook+by+ray+smith).
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red
  8. http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/color/5-ways-to-decorate-with-red
  9. http://www.doityourself.com/stry/using-red-in-home-decor
  10. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/color-theory-for-designers-part-1-the-meaning-of-color/
  11. https://designschool.canva.com/color-theory/
  12. https://www.colormatters.com/color-and-design/basic-color-theory
  13. http://www.colourblindawareness.org/colour-blindness/types-of-colour-blindness/
  14. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2194293/How-insight-Van-Goghs-vision-shape-understanding-colour-blindness–change-view-Masters-work.html
  15. http://www.gootar.com/theory.php

Just ORANGE

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour)
  2. http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology/all-about-the-color-orange-4354#.WZeDqa2ZNE4
  3. http://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-orange/
  4. http://www.color-meanings.com/orange-color-meaning-the-color-orange/
  5. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-orange.html
  6. https://www.fatrabbitcreative.com/blog/psychology-of-the-color-orange-and-what-it-means-for-your-business
  7. https://www.colormatters.com/the-meanings-of-colors/orange
  8. https://jimtheobscure.com/2012/11/16/alexander-scriabin-1872-1915-musical-colour-wheel/

Just YELLOW

  1. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-yellow.html
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow
  3. https://www.thedesignsheppard.com/interviews/using-yellow-in-interiors
  4. https://www.thefactsite.com/2010/06/facts-about-colour-yellow.html
  5. https://www.thoughtco.com/interesting-gold-facts-607641
  6. https://www.colormcom/the-meanings-of-colors/yellow
  7. https://jimtheobscure.com/2012/11/16/alexander-scriabin-1872-1915-musical-colour-wheel/

Just GREEN

  1. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-green.html
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green
  3. https://www.colormatters.com/the-meanings-of-colors/green
  4. https://www.artnet/article/the-art-genome-project-a-brief-history-of-color-in-art
  5. http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/greens.html

Just BLUE

  1. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-blue.html
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue
  3. http://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-blue/
  4. https://www.colorpsychology.org/blue/

Just Purple

  1. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-purple.html
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple
  3. https://www.colormatters.com/the-meanings-of-colors/purple
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_(color)

MASTERS’ COLOR PALETTES

  1. Caravaggio’s color palette – https://www.naturalpigments.com/art-supply-education/cat/art-paint-supplies/post/caravaggio-baroque-color-palette/
  2. Rubens’ color palette – https://www.naturalpigments.com/art-supply-education/rubens-color-palette/
  3. Rembrandt’s color palette – https://www.naturalpigments.com/art-supply-education/rembrandt-van-rijn-color-palette/
  4. Vermeer’s color palette – http://www.essentialvermeer.com/palette/palette_ocher.html#.WbsRwK2ZNE4
  5. Van Gogh’s color palette – http://www.vangoghreproductions.com/art-techniques/palette.html
  6. Cezanne’s color palette – http://artist-at-large.com/2013/08/23/art-history-the-palette-of-cezanne/
  7. Homer’s color palette – https://channeling-winslow-homer.com/a-rational-palette-index-to-chapters/chapter-one-2/chapter-two-eye-candy-avoiding-monotomy/chapter-three-mixing-convenience/chapter-four-saturation-costs/five-is-the-saturated-palette-what-we-want/six-the-extremely-limited-palette/seven-primary-color-palette-myth/eight-split-primary-palette/is-there-a-need-for-a-plein-air-palette/chapter-10-mixing-mud/11-typical-bad-advice/12-sargents-homers-palette/
  8. Renoir’s color palette – http://oilcolorpalettes.blogspot.ca/2010/07/renoirs-palette.html
  9. Sargent’s color palette – https://www.jacksonart.com/blog/2014/08/12/colours-used-sargent-renoir/
  10. Monet’s color palette – https://www.thoughtco.com/impressionist-masters-palettes-techniques-claude-monet-2578614

Just WHITE

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White
  2. https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-white/
  3. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/white-in-business.html
  4. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-white.html
  5. http://www.interiordezine.com/color/white/
  6. https://www.fatrabbitcreative.com/blog/psychology-of-black-and-white-and-what-they-mean-for-your-business

Just BLACK

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black
  2. https://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-black/
  3. http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-meaning/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology/all-about-the-color-black-4382#.Wev9eK2ZNE4
  4. https://www.fatrabbitcreative.com/blog/psychology-of-black-and-white-and-what-they-mean-for-your-business

 

 

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