What is a Color Wheel?
A Color Wheel
is a circle showing the relationship between 12 primary, secondary and tertiary colors.
What is Pantone?
Pantone or 'Pantone Matching System' is a proprietary color system of colors used to match colors in print design.
What is Hex?
Hex is a color code used in HTML, CSS and design software. Colors are defined by a pound sign (#) followed by six-digit combination of letters and numbers.
What is Hue?
is any pure color on the color wheel, such as red, blue or green.
What is Chroma?
Chroma is the purity or brightness of a color with no black, white or gray added.
What is Shade?
Shade is a variety of a color created by adding black to a hue. This creates deeper, dark colors.
What is Tone?
Tone is a variety of a color created by adding black and white, or gray, to a hue. This creates a duller, less intense version of a pure color.
What is Tint?
Tint is a variety of a color created by adding white to a hue. This creates lighter colors, such as pastels.
What is Grayscale?
Grayscale is a monochromatic range of gray shades.
What is Monochrome?
Monochrome is a color scheme based on one color or different shades of a single color.
What is a Complementary Color?
A complementary color scheme is based on two opposite colors on the color wheel.
What is an Analogous Color?
Analogous color schemes are based on three colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel.
What is Triadic?
A triadic color scheme is based on three colors evenly spaced apart on the color wheel. The dominant color and two accent colors create a triangle on the color wheel.
What is a Gradient?
A gradient is a gradual transition or fade from one color to another. Common gradient techniques are radial, when one color is positioned in the center, or linear, when colors are on opposite ends.
What is Saturation?
Saturation is the brightness or intensity of a hue in an image or design. The more saturated, the more pure and vivid the color appears.
What is Opacity?
Opacity is the degree of transparency of a design element. Lower opacities achieve more transparency whereas 100 percent opacity achieves a solid text or image.
What is CMYK?
stands for the primary colors of cyan, magenta, yellow and key (or black), this is the four-color model typically used for printing, achieved by mixing the colors together.
What is RGB?
stands for the primary colors of red, blue and green, these are the colors displayed on a digital screen.
What is a Palette?
A palette is the range of colors chosen for an illustration or design. Colors are typically harmonious with one another for an aesthetically pleasing look.