Questions tagged [color]

For questions about the general nature of color, but not about the process of applying color to works. For questions about color theories, use the specific [color-theory] tag.

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How to best judge grey values for paintings?

Seeing colors as black and white values is an essential skill in classical paintings. Yet art manuals and instructors usually only recommend to squint and, at most, to buy a grey scale. Lame! This ...
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Why do complementary colours desaturate each other?

I'm only just recently getting into colour theory, and so far I have found this to be the most shocking and confusing part.
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Reliably identify the local color of a subject in non-white light?

I'm beginning to work with color, after a decade of using blacks and grays only. There are helpful tools, such as gray/value finder cards that you hold up to your subject to get a good feel for ...