Here’s an article about the color wheel I originally received from Modern Quilts Unlimited E-News. I’m glad I saved it because the information isn’t on their website anymore. Click the title to download a pdf for future reference. HOW TO INTERPRET THE COLOR WHEEL
Color has three qualities – hue, value, and intensity. Hue is the color name (Red, Green, Yellow). Tint is a hue plus white. Shade is a hue plus black. Tone is a hue plus gray. Value is the lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity is how deep, or bright, a color is. Red, Yellow, Orange and combinations are ‘warm’ colors. Green, Blue, Violet and combinations are ‘cool’ colors. Red, Yellow and Blue are Primary Colors – and are the basis for all other colors all other colors. Secondary Colors are direct mixes of Primary Colors. · Green — made from equal parts of blue and yellow. · Orange — made from equal parts of yellow and red. · Violet — made from equal parts of blue and red. Tertiary Colors are a mix of Primary and a Secondary Colors. Analogous Colors are side-by-side on the Color Wheel. Complimentary Colors are opposite each other on the Color Wheel. Split-Complimentary Color Themes utilizes three side-by-side colors with an addition of a color on the opposite side of the wheel.
This quilt uses the color wheel!
Happy Quilting! Linda 🙂