Color theory and the various terminologies NATA drawing syllabus Part 3

color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme

Colour is a fundamental feature of the visual interest of a human. It is not just about the organic things in the world but also concerned with the man-made products or architectural environment. As we know the human evolutionary process is also related to the color, it is very important to understand the color theory for the completion of a design. So an architect or a designer is always looking for the best color schemes for their projects. Color psychology and its influence, communication with color coding, information etc are the core elements to accomplish a color design in an architectural environment.

As far as an architecture student is concerned, color theory and the various terminologies have an important role throughout the B-Arch program. One who is looking for an architecture course should have the sense of colour and ability to understand various terms related to it. NATA exam measures such qualities of a candidate through various objective questions in the online exam.

The following Color terminologies are suggested for the NATA candidates those who are searching for related questions.

  1. Analogous Colors
  2. Color balance
  3. Additive Color System
  4. Chromatic design
  5. Monochromatic and polychromatic
  6. Primary and secondary colors
  7. Print, Light and paint primaries
  8. Color Blindness
  9. Color temperature and value
  10. Complementary colors
  11. Hue value and intensity of color
  12. Deutan or Protan Color
  13. Grayscale vs black and white
  14. Color Harmony
  15. Intermediate Colors
  16. High, Low and Mid Keys
  17. Neutral color scheme
  18. Partitive color and natural color
  19. Color saturation and hue
  20. Triad or Triadic Colors
  21. Warm Colors and cool colors

In order to pick the most suitable colors for designing , Architects use color wheel and refer to wide-range of collected information about human culture, psychology, optical ability, and more. Usually they follow color theory to justify their color design and to communicate with co-workers and their clients.

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