color circle


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color circle

[′kəl·ər ‚sər·kəl]
(optics)
An arrangement of hues about the circumference of a circle in the order in which they appear in the electromagnetic spectrum, with pairs of complementary colors at opposite ends of diameters.
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At the center of the color circle lie the neutral (gray) shades; that is, those with zero saturation.
The formulas for converting from HSI to RGB coordinates take on slightly different form for different sectors of the color circle (Castleman, 1996).
With these paints, students paint in a "map" to follow before starting on the small grid color circles.