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  • 1. John Paul Academy Technical Education S3 Graphic Communication Colour Theory
  • 2. Primary Colours
      • Red
          • Yellow
          • Blue
  • 3. Secondary Colours
      • Green
          • Orange
          • Violet
  • 4. Tertiary Colours
      • Red-Orange
      • Yellow-Orange
          • Red-Violet
        • Violet-Blue
          • Blue-Green
      • Green-Yellow
  • 5. The Colour Wheel
  • 6. Colours and Moods
      • Red
      • Warm
      • Exciting
      • Passionate
      • Dangerous
      • Angry
  • 7. Colours and Moods
      • Warm
      • Happy
      • Sunny
      • Cheerful
      • Full of Energy
      • Orange
  • 8. Colours and Moods
      • Yellow
      • Warm
      • Happy
      • Sunny
      • Cheerful
      • Bright – Most Easily Seen
  • 9. Colours and Moods
      • Green
      • Cool
      • Restful
      • Natural
      • Calm
      • Fresh
  • 10. Colours and Moods
      • Blue
      • Cool
      • Conservative
      • Sophisticated
      • Formal
      • Elegant
  • 11. Colours and Moods
      • Purple
      • Rich
      • Regal
      • Pompous
      • Luxurious
  • 12. Colours and Moods
      • White
      • Hygienic
      • Clean
      • Pure
  • 13. Tips for Choosing a Colour Scheme
      • Any colours near each other (within any third of the colour wheel) will always work together to create a harmonious colour scheme . E.g.
    red / red-orange / orange blue-green / green / green-yellow
  • 14. Tips for Choosing a Colour Scheme
      • Any two colours which are opposite each other on the colour wheel contrast with each other and make a bold statement .
    orange / blue green-yellow / red-violet
  • 15. Tips for Choosing a Colour Scheme
      • Any three colours which are equally spaced on the colour wheel work together to make an exciting scheme . E.g.
    yellow / red / blue
  • 16. Harmony and Contrast
      • Harmony
      • Colours close to each other on colour wheel
      • Easy on the eye
      • Creates a relaxing image
  • 17. Harmony and Contrast
      • Contrast
      • Colours far apart on the colour wheel
      • Eye catching
      • Makes objects stand out
      • Complimentary
    • e.g. the green makes the red look redder, and the red makes the the green look greener
  • 18. Warm and Cool Colours Warm Cool
      • Blues, Greens, Violets
      • Receding Colours
    • e.g. appear to be further away
      • Reds, Yellows, Oranges
      • Advancing Colours
    • e.g. appear to be closer
  • 19. Tints and Shades Tint Shade
      • Add black or grey to add a shade
      • Dark shades make objects appear heavy
      • Add white to make a tint
      • Pale pastel colours give the impression of softness