Final Reflection

1.      Throughout the different projects that we have completed in this course, I hve learned a lot about hue, saturation, and value. Hue is the initial color that you see, such as red. I think the color wheel porject helped me understand this element of color the best because the outside ring was simply each hue.

Saturation is the brightness or dullness of a color, and the 10-line and the final repeat pattern really helped me understand this term. Each of the three 10-line squares had to have the same color and saturation in the same spot on each palette and it really made you think about which ones were the same brightness or darkness as the original grey-scale design. The final repeat pattern, although incorporated all of the elements, made you think the most about the saturation and how that would effect the outcome and if it would follow the correct steps.

Value is the lightness or darkness of a color and was shown most through the achromatic scale. This helped to set apart the difference between each value and how it related to its surrounding colors. The grey line that went across out piece helped to show how the line appeared lighter or darker compared to its background.

2. I think I learned the most from the repeat pattern. This piece took more time than all the other projects, and I felt that it was the most involved, but it really made you think about everything that you learned and how to accomplish everything that was needed to be done. It really brought together the course, course materials, and course objectives.

3. The 10-line project was probably my favorite of them all. I liked comparing and knowing the difference between the saturations and values of the different colors. I think I liked this one the best, also, because I know that I was happy with my outcome.

I think that a lot of the stuff we did in class will come into play as we further our careers in the retail industry. It is very important to know how different colors work together, and how their surroundings could make or break the image, especially when talking about visual merchandising, which I am most interested in. There was a lot of work that had to be done for this class but each project was a stepping stone for the next project, and you constantly had to be thinking about what was previously learned either in class or through a different project. In the long run, I think knowing the information I learned in this class will become useful to me in my career within the retail industry.


Add a comment June 9, 2010

Color Wheel Pictures


Yellow a primary color, and is all around us and always has been. Generally, you see a lot of yellow in landscape and also in state signage and janitorial duties.

Yellow Orange

Yellow orange is a tertiary color and it always reminds me of a sunset more than any other color. It also reminds me of the spring and summer time, which is why I like this bird picture as well. Yellow orange is seen a decent amount in architecture which was a little bit surprising to me.


Orange is a secondary color and can be expressed in many different ways. It can be a color of construction and governmental property, to having it a color on your phone. Generally, orange is not too popular within apparel, and is left more to technology and property.

Red Orange


Red is another primary color and if very popular. You see red a lot on signage and as the color of many cars. I think this is to increase the awareness of whatever the color is on, and make people look and pay attention to it.

Red Violet


Violet is a secondary color and is very popular within apparel today. It is not seen on many flags, but it is on this second spanish republic flag. Since Violet is popular within retail, it is also seen many times in window displays and on advertisements to get people into the store.

Blue Violet


Blue is a primary color, and as you can see, is found on many varieties of items. It is seen around the house quite often on toys and games, but it is also seen when using technology and social networking sites, such as facebook, twitter, and eBay.

Blue Green

Blue green is a tertiary color and as you can see, it comes in a wide variety of light to dark. Blue green is commonly seen in the household, especially for bedding and decor. It can be a very powerful color, as it is in the Window’s Vista image.


Green is a secondary color and is mostly know to be used when it comes to the environment and things dealing with pollution and the air around us. It is not to common within the house or on old architecture, but definitely with nature and the environment.

Yellow Green

Yellow green is a tertiary color and always appears the brightest of all the colors to me.I think of it almost as a neon color, that brightens up whatever setting it is used in. Many times, it is used on signs or biking gear to make sure that it can be seen in the nighttime.

Add a comment April 14, 2010

Color and Black and White Photos

This is a photo of one square on my bedspread.I love these springtime colors together and the pattern in which they lay. There are a total of six different patterns on my bedspread, but this one has the most color and ties together rest of the patterns and colors. In the black and white version of this image, there are ten values.

This is a photo of my Vera Bradley computer bag. Again, this bag has multiple bright and summery colors that look great together and within the pattern of the bag. I love how the main colors are different shades of pink, and then it has accents of yellow and blue to mix it up a little bit. The black and white version of this image has six values.

This is a photo of a Forever 21 tank top that I own. These colors appear to be splattered on the shirt, giving the shirt its very own look. It is a fun, light, and thin material that blends the colors so nicely, even though there is no specific pattern to the colors, or the shirt in general. The black and white version of this image has eight values.

Add a comment April 8, 2010

Question 1 and 2

1. As a student beginning to take the color theory course, I hope to learn a number of things. I hope to learn more about the role that color has in the retail industry and be able to develop more visual ideas. I am also anxious to learn more about the digital and scanning processes throughout the course. I hope to be more precise in the development and final product aspects, such as with cutting, gluing, and painting.

2. The image on the header of my syllabus is four silkscreen photos of Goethe by Andy Warhol. Within in the color wheel and the photos, it looks as though Warhol was trying to use the primary colors of blue, yellow, and red, to color and show the significance between Goethe and his impact on the color wheel. Goethe had such an important role in the arrangement of the color wheel today, that it would only seem appropriate to have the color wheel in the center of his silk screened photos; in which still personify who he is and what he helped with. Andy Warhol has done many other portraits of famous people such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, so to have him do these silk screens of Goethe, really says a lot about what he has done to and for color in general.

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