Colour Theory
Colour Theory <ul><li>Colour theory is needed for the Knowledge & Interpretation and the Presentation & Illustration Grade...
Colour Theory <ul><li>You will need to know about the colour wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>What colours are contrasting? </li><...
The Colour Wheel
Harmonising Colours <ul><li>Harmonising colours are beside each other on the colour wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>The following...
Contrasting Colours <ul><li>Contrasting colours are on opposite sides of the colour wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>The following...
Advancing Colours <ul><li>Advancing colours appear to come towards you when you look at them. </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing ...
Receding Colours <ul><li>Receding colours appear to move into the background when you look at them. </li></ul><ul><li>Rece...
Warm Colours <ul><li>These colours are used to give a feeling/sense energy and warmth to a drawing. </li></ul><ul><li>Warm...
Cool Colours <ul><li>These colours are used to give a feeling of coolness, comfort, calm & peace  to a drawing. </li></ul>...
Tone <ul><li>The tone of a colour is how strong or weak a colour is. </li></ul><ul><li>By applying more coats of a colour ...
Tint & Shade <ul><li>Tints and shades are created by adding white or black to a colour. </li></ul><ul><li>White is added t...
RGB Colors models <ul><li>The RGB color model is made when light passes through the colors Red, Blue and Green. The RGB mo...
CMYK Color models <ul><li>The CMYK color model is made when light reflects through the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Bl...
Choosing the Right Colours <ul><li>Red is usually used to show: </li></ul><ul><li>Warm </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrant </li></ul...
Yellow is usually used to show: <ul><li>Warm </li></ul><ul><li>Sunny </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul><ul><li>Glowing </l...
<ul><li>Cool </li></ul><ul><li>Elegant </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated </li></ul><ul><li>Formal </li></ul><ul><li>Classy <...
<ul><li>Cool </li></ul><ul><li>restful </li></ul><ul><li>natural calm </li></ul><ul><li>soothing </li></ul><ul><li>fresh <...
<ul><li>Cool </li></ul><ul><li>Peaceful </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary </li></ul>Violet is usually used to show:
<ul><li>Warm </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerful </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshing </li...
<ul><li>Greys </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Restful </li></ul><ul><li>Calm </li></ul><ul><li>Browns </li></u...
Black & White <ul><li>Dramatic </li></ul><ul><li>elegant </li></ul><ul><li>Opposing </li></ul><ul><li>contrasting </li></u...
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Colour theory

  1. 1. Colour Theory
  2. 2. Colour Theory <ul><li>Colour theory is needed for the Knowledge & Interpretation and the Presentation & Illustration Grades. </li></ul><ul><li>This consists of a range of different aspects. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Colour Theory <ul><li>You will need to know about the colour wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>What colours are contrasting? </li></ul><ul><li>What colours are harmonious? </li></ul><ul><li>What colours are advancing? </li></ul><ul><li>What colours are rededing? </li></ul><ul><li>What colours are warm or cool? </li></ul><ul><li>What is tone and tints and shades? </li></ul><ul><li>What are RGB and CMYK color models? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Colour Wheel
  5. 5. Harmonising Colours <ul><li>Harmonising colours are beside each other on the colour wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>The following colours are harmonious: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow & Orange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red & Violet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue & Green </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Contrasting Colours <ul><li>Contrasting colours are on opposite sides of the colour wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>The following colours are contrasting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow & Violet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red & Green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue & Orange </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Advancing Colours <ul><li>Advancing colours appear to come towards you when you look at them. </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing colours are warm colours: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>red </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>orange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>yellow </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Receding Colours <ul><li>Receding colours appear to move into the background when you look at them. </li></ul><ul><li>Receding colours are cold colours: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>violet </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Warm Colours <ul><li>These colours are used to give a feeling/sense energy and warmth to a drawing. </li></ul><ul><li>Warm colours remind you of sun, fire etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use warm colours when you want to get full attention to a layout Design </li></ul><ul><li>Warm colours are made up of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>red </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>yellow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Cool Colours <ul><li>These colours are used to give a feeling of coolness, comfort, calm & peace to a drawing. </li></ul><ul><li>Cool colours are made up of. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Violet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White & Gray </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tone <ul><li>The tone of a colour is how strong or weak a colour is. </li></ul><ul><li>By applying more coats of a colour its tone can be made stronger. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be shown in the tonal bar . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tint & Shade <ul><li>Tints and shades are created by adding white or black to a colour. </li></ul><ul><li>White is added to a colour to give it a tint. Pale colours tend to be soft. </li></ul><ul><li>Black is added to a colour to give it a shade. Dark colours look as though they are heavy. </li></ul>
  13. 13. RGB Colors models <ul><li>The RGB color model is made when light passes through the colors Red, Blue and Green. The RGB model is also called Additive Primaries or Additive color Model. The Additive Primaries colors merge to produce White color. </li></ul>
  14. 14. CMYK Color models <ul><li>The CMYK color model is made when light reflects through the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. The CMYK color model is also called Subtractive Primaries or Subtractive color Model. The Subtractive Primaries merge to produce Black color. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Choosing the Right Colours <ul><li>Red is usually used to show: </li></ul><ul><li>Warm </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrant </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Festive </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Danger </li></ul>
  16. 16. Yellow is usually used to show: <ul><li>Warm </li></ul><ul><li>Sunny </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul><ul><li>Glowing </li></ul><ul><li>Easily seen </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Cool </li></ul><ul><li>Elegant </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated </li></ul><ul><li>Formal </li></ul><ul><li>Classy </li></ul>Blue is usually used to show:
  18. 18. <ul><li>Cool </li></ul><ul><li>restful </li></ul><ul><li>natural calm </li></ul><ul><li>soothing </li></ul><ul><li>fresh </li></ul>Green is usually used to show:
  19. 19. <ul><li>Cool </li></ul><ul><li>Peaceful </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary </li></ul>Violet is usually used to show:
  20. 20. <ul><li>Warm </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerful </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshing </li></ul>Orange is usually used to show:
  21. 21. <ul><li>Greys </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Restful </li></ul><ul><li>Calm </li></ul><ul><li>Browns </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Earthly </li></ul><ul><li>Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Elegant </li></ul><ul><li>Dignified </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul>Neutral Colours is usually used to show:
  22. 22. Black & White <ul><li>Dramatic </li></ul><ul><li>elegant </li></ul><ul><li>Opposing </li></ul><ul><li>contrasting </li></ul><ul><li>sophisticated </li></ul>
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