Colour is a visual sensation produced by light. Colour is usually identified by its name.
For example: • red • green • blue.
Colour keywords (descriptive)
Colour can be used to create:
- Convey Emotions
- Define Space
Primary colours are:
Primary colours cannot be mixed from other colours
RED| BLUE | GREEN
Two primary colours mixed together produce a secondary colour.
Adding black or white to a colour will produce a gradation of that colour
Colours that are side by side on the colour wheel are described as harmonious. For example, orange is harmonious with red because orange has red in it.
Are colours which are opposite each other on the colour wheel.ie: yellow/violet, orange/blue, red/green
Are produced when primary and secondary colours are mixed together
A Tint is sometimes called a Pastel. Basically it’s simply any color with white added.
A Shade is simply any color with black added.
Refers to the intensity and brightness of a colour
The Colour Wheel
Colour can suggest:
Colours such as red, orange and yellow can create an illusion of warmth.
Colours such as blue, green and purple can create an illusion of coolness.
Pastel colours can suggest stillness, quietness, peace and calm.
Bright complementary schemes can suggest energy, loudness, excitement and action.
Colour design examples: