Color Theory Fundamentals

Color Theory Fundamentals: Overview

Many in the art world feel that color is the most subjective and powerful of all of the art and design principles. Colors are easily influenced by their surroundings, such as other colors and lighting, as well as by the perception of the human eye. For example, it is difficult to tell if you and I are seeing the hue of red or green based upon our own biology and what circumstances we might be viewing the hues under. Color can also trigger a powerful emotional response that other elements, such as line, shape, form, and texture, have difficulty matching. Color can be your most powerful aesthetic tool if you learn to consider it carefully and how it can effect perception and meaning, no matter which art medium you are exploring.

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