Art Inspired by Color

Color and Art

Color can be an important part of art. It can further express an artist’s ideas which is always useful when needing to express those ideas. Color can also inspire an artist to create great works.


(noun) – Color is the element of art that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye.

There are three (3) properties to color. First is hue, which simply means the name we give to a color (red, yellow, blue, etc.).

The second property is intensity, which refers to the strength and vividness of the color. For example, we may describe the color blue as “royal” (bright, rich, vibrant) or “dull” (grayed).

The third and final property of color is its value, meaning its lightness or darkness. The terms shade and tint are in reference to value changes in colors. -Art History

To learn more about the art of color and the color of art, visit where Lucy Lamp will explain the psychological and symbolic effects of color, and color theory.