Value and Color

A single design can change considerably, depending on the use of color and value.

  • URL: Saving Illustrator Swatches as Adobe Swatch Exchange format
  • Zip: Value and Color
  • 1st Artboard
    1. Make a checkerboard by filling in the squares with black.
    2. Use only shade of 50% gray to fill the circles.
  • 2nd Artboard
    1. Make squares black, white, and one shade of 50% gray.
    2. Use that one shade of 50% gray, white and fill circles.
    3. Have one circle filled with yellow.
  • 3rd Artboard
    1. Make squares black, and one shade of 50% gray.
    2. Use that any shade of gray and black, to fill circles.
    3. Have one circle filled with yellow in the same location as the 2nd Artboard.
  • 4th Artboard
    1. Make squares, yellow, orange, magenta, green and blue.
    2. Make circles with orange, red, yellow, green and blue.
    3. Divide the design by placing warm colors with warm and cool color with cool.
  • 5th Artboard
    1. Make squares, yellow, orange, magenta, green and blue.
    2. Make circles with orange, red, yellow, green and blue.
    3. Place warm colored circles over cool color squares.
    4. Place cool colored circles over warm color squares.

Color: Design Principle

Secondary and complementary colors
Primary Primary Secondary Complements
Yellow Blue + Green Red and Green
Blue Red Purple Yellow and Purple
Red Yellow Orange Blue and Orange
Analogous color
Primary Secondary Tetiary
Yellow Orange Yellowish Orange
Yellow Green Yellowish Green
Blue Green Bluish Green
Blue Purple Bluish Purple
Red Purple Reddish Purple
Red Orange Reddish Orange