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Colour Theory - N4/N5 Graphic Communication
Transcript of Colour Theory - N4/N5 Graphic Communication
Tertiary colours are produced by evenly mixing a primary and a secondary colour. There are 6 tertiary colours in total.
Yellow - Orange
Yellow - Green
Blue - Green
Blue - Violet
Red - Violet
The Colour Wheel
Harmony and Contrast
Harmonising colours are colours which relate to each other and create a calm effect. They are found next to each other in the colour wheel.
For example: and
Contrasting colours are colours which do not relate to each other and create a striking or clashing effect. They are found opposite each other in the colour wheel.
For example: and
Advancing and Receding Colours
Advancing colours are colours which appear to come towards you. They can make a room feel smaller. Advancing colours include , and
Receding colours are colours which appear to move away from you. They can make a room feel bigger. Receding colours include , and
Warm and Cool Colours
Warm colours are vivid colours which make you feel cosy and warm! We associate them with things like fire and the sun. Warm colours tend to be the same as advancing colours e.g.
Cool colours are calm and relaxing colours which make you feel chilled and relaxed. We associate them with things such as the sea and ice. Cool colours also tend to be receding colours e.g
Colours are often associated with certain ideas and feelings. This can be used to your advantage when working with colour.
Tints and Shades
A tint is created by adding white to a colour. Tints are thought to be softer or lighter.
A shade is created by adding black to a colour. Shades are thought to be darker or heavy looking.
This is called a
count as a tonal scale...