Design Journal entry #26

Proportionate color inventory –¬†A proportional color inventory records the colors found in a source, and their¬†relative proportions.¬†


non-proportionate color inventory- A color inventory with no clearly defined proportions of colors.


Design Journal entry #21

Primary triad – Theoretically, all other colors can be mixed from it. It is composed of red, yellow, and blue, which are equidistant from each other on the color wheel.

The three primary colors on the triad wheel which consists of red, yellow and blue.



Secondary Triad РThe Secondary Triad colors are already mixed and will produce less intense colors when blended together.

A color made by mixing two primary colors together.


Tertiary Hues – The resulting color formed when an equal amount of a primary and a secondary color are mixed.


CMYK РThe CMYK color model (process color, four color) is a subtractive color model, used in color printing, and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black).


RGB –¬†The¬†RGB¬†color model is an additive color model in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. The name of the model comes from the initials of the three additive primary colors, red, green, and blue.

Design Journal #19

Color –¬†Color¬†is the element of¬†art¬†that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye.¬†


Hue¬†is the term for the pure spectrum¬†colors¬†commonly referred to by the “color¬†names” – red, orange, yellow, blue, green violet – which appear in the¬†hue¬†circle or rainbow.¬†


Saturation – Also referred to¬†as ‚Äúintensity‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúchroma.‚ÄĚ It refers to the dominance of hue in the color.¬†


Intensity РRefers to the brightness and purity of a color.




Design Journal entry #16

Tonal Progression РTonal progression is a succession of color mixtures proceeding from dark to light. In addition to value change, tonal progressions also vary in hue and chromatic intensity.

A series of color combinations in order from lightest to darkest.


Shade РThe mixture of a color with black, which reduces lightness.

Any color mixed with black.

Tint –¬†a¬†mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness.¬†

The opposite of a shade.

Tone –¬†tone¬†refers to the degree of lightness or darkness of an area.

A measure of lightness or darkness.


Venn diagram –¬†an illustration of the relationships between and among sets, groups of objects that share something in common.¬†

Diagram used to show relationships between sets.