Part: 4 COLOR THEORY for Kids & their Grown-ups.

I hope that you all had a wonderful week!

Here’s is the last segment in our COLOR Theory Lesson.

HUE is any color on the color wheel.   Black and White are not colors on the color wheel, so they are not hues.

BUT- – – This is where you get Tints, Tones, and Shades.

Tints, Tones, and Shades are variations of the hues found on the basic color wheel when white, black or both (grey) are mixed in.

Tints are created when you add white to any hue on the color wheel. This will lighten the hue, and make them calmer, quieter & more pastel colors.   To make the tints, try using equal parts white and the hue in crayons or colored pencils (paints would be great, too).

Tones are created when you add both black and white (or GREY) to a hue.

There are many different variations of these and you should try some out, by adding either grey or both black and white to the hue.

Shades are created when black is added to a hue.

This results in a rich, and darker color.  This can be tricky, so add only a little at a time to see what it can do for you. Here is a Draw Page for you to print out and try these for yourself! – Happy Coloring! – Rose

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