How To Apply The Right Color Scheme To Create Stunning PPT Slides

  1. Hue: If we look at the dictionary meaning of ‘hue’ then hue simply means ‘color’ such as red, green, blue etc. In short, it is the characteristic by virtue of which we distinguish different colors. More precisely it is the pure color that does not comprises of even a slightest of black or white color. In fact, on basis of hue we categorize colors mainly in two types i.e. Warm Colors or Cool Colors.
  2. Tint: Tint effect comes when we add white in a pure color thereby making it little lighter. Different tints can be produced by adding varying amount of white color in pure form.
  3. Shade: The difference between ‘tint’ and ‘shade’ is that in shade effect we add black in pure color to enhance darkness. So, basically ‘shade’ is the darker version of a color.
  4. Tone: Tone effect comes when we add grey color in pure color to bring in realistic effect. We can also say that to create a ‘tone’ we add both white and black color simultaneously in equal proportion.
  5. Value: Value is degree of white or black in pure colors to form lighter or darker effects or contrasts. It is measured on a value scale or grey scale to analyze the degree of value.
  6. Intensity / Saturation: It is basically quality of brightness or purity of a color. More is the intensity of a color, brighter it looks. On the other hand, lower intensity points towards dull color.
  7. Color Clashes: It is the combination of two contrasting or equally intense colors that creates a visual discomfort to eyes.
  • Primary Colors: Three colors i.e. Red, Yellow and Blue are considered as primary colors. They are pure colors as they are not derived or formed by mixing other colors.
  • Secondary Colors: Again three colors i.e. Orange, Green and Violet form this category. They are not considered as pure colors as they are derived by mixing two primary colors.
  • Tertiary Colors: Colors from Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green, Blue-Green, Blue-Violet and Red-Violet comes under this category. As they are formed by mixing two or more secondary colors hence known as tertiary colors.
  • RGB Color Model: It is an additive model in which RGB represents Red, Green and Blue color. In this model mixing of these three basic colors create a wide spectrum. For instance
  • CMYK Color Model: It is a subtractive color model in which CMYK represents Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key. This model comes into existence when we subtract a specific color from combination. To put in other words certain wavelength is absorbed from white light to create such colors. For instance
  • HSV Color Model: Here HSV stands Hue, Saturation and Value. This model is basically an improved version of RGB color model and hence is more users friendly. HSV color model is also considered as HSL color model where ‘L’ represents ‘luminosity’ or ‘lightness’. If we talk of PowerPoint then it mainly relies on RGB or HSL color model.

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