The Art of making Colour!!!

The colour wheel!!

This timeless model is one of the basics to know when dealing with colour (it can saving you money…) The red, yellow blue model it is commonly called. The three colours are known as “Primary colours“.

Colours that are produced by mixing two primary colours are called ‘Secondary colours‘,

Try this out!!

Red and Yellow – Orange,

Yellow and Blue – Green,

Red and Blue – Violet.

Tertiary colours‘ are primary and secondary colours mixed.

Take a look at the colour wheel for a simplified understanding…

Notice how as the colours work their way around the wheel. Also note each is a gradual change from the colour next to it.

Colour wheel

Notice how as the colours work their way around the wheel…

Also note each is a gradual change from the colour next to it…

The colours which are or have blue in them are known as ‘cool colours’ (yellow to green, blue to violet)

The colours which are or have red in them are known as ‘warm colours‘ (yellow-orange, red – violet)

Complimentary colours‘ are the colours opposite each other on the colour wheel. These colours work very well together, they promote each other.

Orange – Blue,

Green – Red,

Violet – Yellow

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