Colour An Introduction

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This is a basic introduction to colour and colour theory.

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Colour An Introduction

  1. 1. Colour an introduction
  2. 2. Colour is... ...a powerful tool ...tied to religious, cultural, political and social influences
  3. 3. It Affects Mood
  4. 4. It Can Communicate
  5. 5. It Has Cultural Significance
  6. 6. It Has Political Associations
  7. 7. Religion can also be linked to colour
  8. 8. 3 Primary Colours
  9. 9. Secondary Colours
  10. 10. primary colours + secondary colours = Tertiary Colours
  11. 11. Primary Primary Primary
  12. 12. Primary Secondary Secondary Primary Primary Secondary
  13. 13. Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary Secondary Tertiary Tertiary Primary Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary
  14. 14. Complementary Colours are opposites on a colour wheel.
  15. 15. Complementary Colours can create harmony.
  16. 16. Analogous Colours are groups of 3 colours.
  17. 17. Cool Colours
  18. 18. Warm Colours
  19. 19. Tints and Shades
  20. 20. + Black
  21. 21. + White
  22. 22. + white + black
  23. 23. Colour Meanings
  24. 24. RED dynamic vital romantic commanding alert rebellious joyful visible hot fun
  25. 25. helpful burning cozy abundance warning flavourful festive active excited communicative inspiring ORANGE
  26. 26. creative young visible bright cheerful light weight curious coward playful nutritious ill expanding YELLOW
  27. 27. GREEN patient natural adventure relaxed athletic unfortunate lucky balanced safe sharing
  28. 28. BLUE technical deep free educated protective lonely peaceful cold authoritative
  29. 29. intelligent artistic aloof luxurious royal vain fantastic melancholic feminine fragrant solemn PURPLE
  30. 30. Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary Secondary Tertiary Tertiary Primary Primary Tertiary Tertiary Secondary
  31. 31. Frank Curkovic http://frankcurkovic.edublogs.org/
  32. 32. 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/

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