DIPLOMA IN FILM & TV
DNM 113 – COLOR STUDIES
NAME : CHOON TEIN FEI
ID : 2014050075
GROUP : NMG1
PREPARED FOR MR SYAFIQ HARIZ
WHAT IS COLOUR?
WHAT IS COLOR
Color is visual nerves register colour in terms of the attributes of color. For
color we separate in 4 team, which is Primary colour, Secondary colour, Tirtery
colour and Neutral colour.
The people first understand by 19th century is physiologist Ewald Hering (1834
- 1918). He show the way how to arise all color red , blue and yellow.
Isaac Newton made a study of color starting at the age of 23 in 1666 and
developed the useful Newton color circle which gives insight about
complementary colors and additive color mixing. He realized that some colors
(magenta, purple) could not be produced as spectral colors. One of his
contributions was the idea that white light is light containing all wavelengths of
the visible spectrum. He demonstrated this fact with experiments on the
dispersion of light in glass prisms.
Thomas Young suggested the threefold character of color perception in 1802
and speculated that there were three different types of color sensitive receptors
in the eye.
In the 1860s, James Clerk Maxwell explored the use of three primary colors and
realized that no additive combination of three primary colors can cover the
entire gamut of perceivable hues. He showed that the set of primaries was not
unique, but that spectral primaries more widely separated in wavelength could
be used to produce a wider range of perceived hues. He also realized that with
some subtraction, the entire gamut of perceived colors could be covered.
Maxwell recognized that the chromaticity (hue and saturation) of a colored
surface is relatively insensitive to the brightness. Maxwell's work could be
considered to be the basis for modern colorimetry.
Using primary color to make other color and do the color wheel.
For primary is Red ,Blue, Yellow
Secondary color is Green, Violet, Orange.
Tertiary color using the primary color mix with secondary color and get the
That is Yellow orange, Yellow green, Blue green, Red Orange, Red violet, Blue
Tints, Tones, Shades
Warm and Cold color
The picture at left is using hot color and picture at right using cold color to do.
Another sample using hot color and cold colar to do
What is color psychologi
Color psychologi is the study of color as a determinant of human behavior. The color psychologi also
can change a people mode. For example, we use yellow green,blue color can affect people mode become
nice.However, the interface between color and environmental stimuli is a highly complex interface and
one which is open to the influence of a large number of factors.
Used of color psychologi
Color pschologi use in affect people mode, give some information and help us to know the feeling of
some picture.For examples, yellow give people know it maybe sour, red like angry, black usually
using in devil side.
The psychologi Effects of color
Physical courage, strength, warmth, energy, basic survival, 'fight or flight', stimulation, masculinity, excitement.
Intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, calm.
Optimism, confidence, self-esteem, extraversion, emotional strength, friendliness, creativity.
Harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness,
Spiritual awareness, containment, vision, luxury, authenticity, truth, quality.
Physical comfort, food, warmth, security, sensuality, passion, abundance, fun
Physical tranquillity, nurture, warmth, femininity, love, sexuality, survival of the species.
Negative: Lack of confidence, dampness, depression, hibernation, lack of energy.
Negative: Oppression, coldness, menace, heaviness.
positive: Hygiene, sterility, clarity, purity, cleanness, simplicity, sophistication, efficiency.
Positive: Seriousness, warmth, Nature, earthiness, reliability, support.
Color psychologi as therapy
with healing energies. Every individual has five basic elements, and when one is thrown off, illness
occurs. Each color has a unique effect on the body.
Color meaning &simbolism
Black is the color of authority and power. Now day many people like this color, because black look power full.
Usually black color arties will use in present devil, dracula, ghost.
Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. The white color is refrect light color. Most people use
white color in good way like a painting of angel, doctor, nursus.
The most emotionally intense color, red is an extrame color and it can attract people eye.Red also giving some
information like stop, pay attention or hot.For chinese culture red is a good color for them. Chinese culture will
use red color when celebrate Chinese New Year. red also meaning angry or blood, artise will use red color
when they’re doing some movie poster.
The color of blue is one of the most popular colors. It is because blue color give people feel cool, and make
people relax.Usually interrior arties love to use this color when they are design a house.Blue also using when
doing water, sky in a painting.
Currently the most popular decorating color, for malay culture they will use green color when celebrate Hari
Raya. Green color also meaning like tree, leaf. Because of green color is a cold color, so it will giving a relax
feeling for people.
Yellow color can attract people color, for example, caution noties board. Designer using yellow to attract people
eye and give some informarion to us.for chinese culture yellow mean gold. Yellow also give information like
The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic.
However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.
Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. The first image to people brown is
chocalate. So that, have many people call brown color as chocalate color.
Color in your culture
good luck，celebration, happiness, wedding colour,danger, angry
immortality, everyday life
New life, regeneration, hope ,freshness
Sacred, honest, gold, beauty
wealth, high kualiti, privilege
death, young, devil, mysterious,
Angel , virginity, humility
My final painting for color study is a boy seet at garden chair in the raining night.My final panting
show a boy hensitation and feel lost. Why I want to draw this type of picture, because that is reflect
my prersonality. For the meaning I draw tree start at the hair is because the tree mean trouble and the
raining night is strong the feeling of lonely.
The color of 8 color I choosing Black , White, Blue gray, Blue green, Green grey, Blue violet, yellow
and red.The main color of my final painting is Blue, and helper color I choose the color beside.
and I’m using Split completementary to make my painting become more nice.The reason I choose
blue color become main color is because blue is cold color, it suitable to bring out the emotion of my
painting. For additional, I using blue grey,green grey to strong the feeling.Because of hole painting
used cold color to do, it will look boring, so I add some hot color to bring the color tone out.