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warm colors


the yellows and reds of the color spectrum, associated with fire, heat, sun, and warmer temperatures; also called hot colors


Reds, oranges, and yellows are warm colors.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • To the right of the centre are all warm colors, and to the left are all cool colors.

    A Color Notation Albert H. Munsell
  • To the right are all warm colors, to the left are all cool colors.

    A Color Notation Albert H. Munsell
  • There is a predominance of cold color in winter and of the warm colors in summer.

    The Painter in Oil Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
  • warm colors or luminous colors are those having normal yellow or red in the preponderance.

    Color Value C. R. Clifford
  • Val accordingly substitutes for his brightness golden tones and warm colors.

    A Life For a Love L. T. Meade
  • It presents interesting figures, natural situations, and warm colors.

    Prisoners of Poverty Helen Campbell
  • On the same principle, let us have, in art, our green leaves and warm colors amid the frosts of midwinter.

  • Thick, heavy fabrics require rich, warm colors and the pattern likewise should be rich and decorative.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • We know that true values of colors are not expressed in a photograph, as the warm colors are too dark and the blue far too light.

    Elementary Color Milton Bradley
  • With a poetic love for warm colors and striking contrasts, crimson and black relieved, each the other, in her carpet and curtains.

    Alone Marion Harland

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