Low Value colours are in the shadows


Low Value colours are in the shadows

(those in the light have a high value)

To create this effect of shadows when painting  add black paint to a coloured paint.

 The first image has a low value (shaded) the second one has a high value (in the light)

It is also interesting to note that the grey background looks lighter with the darker colours.


There is often confusion between value (shade or darkness) and chroma (intensity or saturation)

The diagramme opposite shows the high chroma/ high value colour is really saturated and in the bright light. The weak chroma/ low value has little colour and is in the shade.

Sacha uses bright colours in her work. She has used a strong contrast of value in this piece.

When we made it into a black and white image, it still has great impact (if not more)

It is often an idea to think of the impact of the value of each piece in an environment - be it black or red!

SEE EXAMPLES OF LOW VALUE IMAGES (IN THE SHADE)

 

SEE BLOW EXAMPLES OF COLOUR SCHEMES WITH A LOW VALUE COLOUR