John Paul Academy Technical Education S3 Graphic Communication Colour Theory
Primary Colours <ul><ul><li>Red </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blu...
Secondary Colours <ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orange </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Tertiary Colours <ul><ul><li>Red-Orange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow-Orange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Red-Vi...
The Colour Wheel
Colours and Moods <ul><ul><li>Red </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exciting </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Colours and Moods <ul><ul><li>Warm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sunny </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Colours and Moods <ul><ul><li>Yellow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Colours and Moods <ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restful </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Colours and Moods <ul><ul><li>Blue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservative </li></ul></ul>...
Colours and Moods <ul><ul><li>Purple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regal </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Colours and Moods <ul><ul><li>White </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hygienic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean </li></ul></ul><u...
Tips  for Choosing a Colour Scheme <ul><ul><li>Any colours  near each other  (within any third of the colour wheel) will a...
Tips for Choosing a Colour Scheme <ul><ul><li>Any  two  colours which are  opposite each other  on the colour wheel  contr...
Tips for Choosing a Colour Scheme <ul><ul><li>Any  three  colours which are  equally spaced  on the colour wheel work toge...
Harmony and Contrast <ul><ul><li>Harmony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colours close to each other on colour wheel </li></ul>...
Harmony and Contrast <ul><ul><li>Contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colours far apart on the colour wheel </li></ul></ul>...
Warm and Cool Colours Warm Cool <ul><ul><li>Blues, Greens, Violets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receding Colours </li></ul><...
Tints and Shades Tint Shade <ul><ul><li>Add black or grey to add a shade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark shades make objec...
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Colour theory presentation

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