Week 6: an intriguing title

May 11, 2020


My brain seriously have trouble not fighting against the additive color system. In real life there is no way you can mix red and green to get yellow. Since I am working with Hex, #ffff00 does indeed make yellow. Its causes trouble when I see #ffff00 and think that must be brown. 

In preparation for the presentation, I organized a list of parameters that I have been using:

  • Hue: name of the color (i.e. red, orange) the color itself 
  • Saturation/Chroma (technically not the same): intensity or purity of a hue 
  • Value: the degree of lightness or darkness of  hue
    • shade + tint
    • Tone: hue reduced by adding grey (white and black)  
  • Color temperature: warm and cool 
  • Neutral colors: black, white, grey, or not saturated
  • Achromatic grays:three pairs of hex digits are the same 
  • Chromatic grays: three pairs of digits are not the same, but close to each other

And looked at Color Harmony :

  • Monochromatic Color scheme: using one hue’s tint, tones and shades
  • Complementary Colors for color scheme: two complementary colors 
  • Analogous Scheme: 2-3 colors adjacent to each other 
  • Triadic Scheme: three colors evenly spaced
  • Split complementary color scheme: base + 2 colors adjacent to the complementary color
  • Tetradic color scheme: 2 pairs of complementary colors, forms a rectangle, let one dominant and others as an accent 
  • Square Scheme: 4 colors evenly spaced

And some Data:



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