THE COLOUR WHEEL.
In the image to the left, you can see the third & back plate of the COLOUR WHEEL.
The image to the right shows you the inner or middle plate of the COLOUR WHEEL.
The back plate of the wheel has all the information that you need & that we have talked about in these various blogs. I’m confident that if you read it now you will understand what it says &, in using all this information, you will find the wheel an invaluable tool.
Stripped off of part of the third plate, the middle plate, to the right, clearly shows you the 12 HUES in the outer circle, TINTS in the second, TONES in the third & SHADES in the last.
Also, in the image to the right, the central white portion has the geometric shapes. This is actually part of the third plate, as you can see from the image to your left. Through, both, an Isosceles & an Equilateral triangle & through a square & a rectangle, you can find a colour scheme of your choice. All you have to do is to turn the COLOUR WHEEL & point to a HUE to choose your first colour. Then decide what colour scheme you are going in for & the rest will follow, automatically. Every thing you need is right here on this COLOUR WHEEL, made up of 3 circular plates.
If you wish to choose a MONOCHROMATIC SCHEME, just pick a single HUE in one segment & you can find the VALUES of its tint, tone & shade.
Remember, the lighter a colour, the lighter its VALUE.
The darker a colour, the darker its VALUE.
So, TINTS will always be lighter than either TONES or SHADES & lighter than their parent HUE.
HUES will always be the brightest & have the most INTENSITY or SATURATION.