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This is a basic introduction to colour and colour theory.

This is a basic introduction to colour and colour theory.

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  • @daxxtr The colours were slightly altered when publishing as a PDF etc. This is explained to students in class. Thanks regardless.
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  • Slide 19: if you mixed that primary blue and that primary yellow together; you will NOT get that green. This chart in invalid and inaccurate.
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  • Please define Tertiary and Intermediate colours. I have read that they are the same thing. But I have also read that they are different. Do a search at Google and conflicting information is returned.
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Colour An Introduction Colour An Introduction Presentation Transcript

  • Colour an introduction
  • Colour is... ...a powerful tool ...tied to religious, cultural, political and social influences
  • It Affects Mood
  • It Can Communicate
  • It Has Cultural Significance
  • It Has Political Associations
  • Religion can also be linked to colour
  • 3 Primary Colours
  • Secondary Colours
  • primary colours + secondary colours = Tertiary Colours
  • Primary Primary Primary
  • Primary Secondary Secondary Primary Primary Secondary
  • Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary Secondary Tertiary Tertiary Primary Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary
  • Complementary Colours are opposites on a colour wheel.
  • Complementary Colours can create harmony.
  • Analogous Colours are groups of 3 colours.
  • Cool Colours
  • Warm Colours
  • Tints and Shades
  • + Black
  • + White
  • + white + black
  • Colour Meanings
  • RED dynamic vital romantic commanding alert rebellious joyful visible hot fun
  • helpful burning cozy abundance warning flavourful festive active excited communicative inspiring ORANGE
  • creative young visible bright cheerful light weight curious coward playful nutritious ill expanding YELLOW
  • GREEN patient natural adventure relaxed athletic unfortunate lucky balanced safe sharing
  • BLUE technical deep free educated protective lonely peaceful cold authoritative
  • intelligent artistic aloof luxurious royal vain fantastic melancholic feminine fragrant solemn PURPLE
  • Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary Secondary Tertiary Tertiary Primary Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary
  • Frank Curkovic http://frankcurkovic.edublogs.org/
  • Resources Colour Matters http://www.colormatters.com/colortheory.html Colour in Motion http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/colors/Colors.swf How Colour Communicates Meaning by Rob Mills http://carsonified.com/blog/design/color/how-colour-communicates-meaning/