This easy-to-use reference guide is a must-have for artists of all skill levels. In it, they'll learn the keys to choosing the right color every time and solving a wide variety of color-mixing dilemmas. The special qualities and uses of most standard colors are also discussed individually. Analogous, complementary and triadic sample palettes are provided, each with two step-by-step demonstrations. A color system dial is also included to demonstrate colors mixed with neutrals, tints and other common combinations.