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Color theory for primary school

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Mercedes Delgado Romero

on 15 February 2016

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Colour theory for primary students
In painting
There are colours that can not be made by mixing other colours
Secondary colours
When you mix two primaries together you create a secondary colour
Tertiary colours
Are made by mixing the three primary colours or
Warm and cool colours
Warm colours
are the hues from red-violet through yellow, browns and tans
Complementary colours
Are any two colours that combined produce a neutral colour such grey, black or white. Also there are opposite each other in the colour wheel.
When you are painting reflect on the meaning, the expression and the mood you want to express by choosing your colours and their combination, since there are
your words to communicate.
These are the primary colours:
Orange= red+ yellow
Green= blue+yellow
Purple= blue+red
... a primary and a secondary colour together.
These are tertiary colours:
Cool colours
are the hues from yellow-green through violet and grays
When there are together they produce

Harmony and contrast in colour
Harmonic colours
are those which are next to each other in the colour wheel.
Strong contrast
is made with complementary colours.
Meaning of the colours
We can communicate with colours. They have meaning. The meaning of each colour depends on each culture.
In our culture for example:
= positive, strong, action, passion, action, blood, war
= warmth, strength, happiness, adventure, confidence, independence
= honesty, loyalty, water, cold, quite, sincere, peace, spiritual
= sun, knowledge, creative, enthusiasm, change, science
= balance, harmony, nature, spring, growth, stability, friendly, abundance, wealth,
Chromatic wheel
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