COLOR

In art appreciation, the colors of the prism are arranged around the color wheel.  There are three primaries from which all other colors are derived: red, blue, and yellow. Equal parts of these primaries create the secondaries: red+blue=violet, red+yellow=orange, blue+yellow=green. If 75% of one primary is mixed with 25% of another, then tertiaries are produced: 75%red+25%yellow= red-orange, etc.

However as a wheel, colors interact across the diameter of the wheel as complimentaries. When blue and orange are juxtaposed, they feed off each other and their intensities increase. For example during Christmas time, the red and green of the decorations create a visual vibrancy that immediately grabs the attention of the viewer. Way back, Howard Johnson’s decorated their motels and restaurants in orange and blue increasing their visibility.

 

 

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