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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 61 ART 101

Color Temperature

VISUAL SENSATIONS

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We’ve all heard the phrases “red hot” and “icy blue” before, so the idea of color temperature shouldn’t be entirely foreign to you. Color temperature refers not to the physical warmth or coolness of the actual pigments but to the feeling one gets when viewing a color or a set of colors.

 

The color wheel at right has been divided into warm and cool colors. Generally, blues, greens, and purples are considered cool, whereas yellows, oranges, and reds are considered warm. When used within ...

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