Tag: white

  • Color Theory Lesson: Avoiding Black for Shadows

    Color Theory Lesson: Avoiding Black for Shadows

    Think about how much is truly black in nature. Shadows are not simply black nor a darker version of the color of the object. They contain the¬†complementary color¬†of the object. Take, for example, the shadow on a yellow object. If you mix black and yellow, you get an unattractive olive green. Instead of using this […]

  • Color Theory Lesson: Using Black and White

    Color Theory Lesson: Using Black and White

    While it may seem logical that to lighten a color you add white to it and that to darken it you add black, this is an oversimplification. White reduces brightness so although it makes a color lighter, it removes its vibrancy. Black doesn’t so much add darkness as create murkiness (though there are instances in […]

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