Elements of design colour

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Elements of design colour

  1. 1. Primary Colours: The 3 primary colours are red, yellow and blue. They are three colours that cant be made by mixingany other colours, but are used to make secondary colours. Each secondary colour is made by mixing two primary colours (in equal amounts) closest to it on the colour wheel.The three secondary colours are: green, purple, and orange. Tertiary colours are created by mixing a primary and a secondary colour. There are six tertiary colours, and their names all start with a primary colour. Red-orange, Yellow-orange, Yellow-green, Blue-green, Blue-violet, and Red-violet.
  2. 2. Compound and Saturated colours are not placed on the colour wheel, but sits on the outside. Compound colours are made by mixing all three primary colours together. Examples of compound colours are brown and khaki. Saturated colours are at it’s fullintensity and do not contain any black or white.
  3. 3. Involves the use of one hue. The hue can vary in value, black to create different shades and white can be added to create different tints. Analogous colour schemes are created by using colours that sit beside each other on the colour wheel, with colours slightly different from oneanother. (i.e. Yellow-orange, Orange, Red-Orange) They are colours that are opposite from each other from the colour wheel.
  4. 4. Are energetic and vivid, and gives us a warm toasty feeling inside. They include colours such as red,yellow and orange, they are usually associated with warm/hot things such as the sun. Moods: Red: symbolizes love and anger Yellow: cheerful Creates a calm, and moody effect. Include colourssuch as blue, green and violet. Cool colours tend to recede into the background. Moods: blue: calmness, can also be cold and depressing green: nature and wealth purple: loyalty, sophistication
  5. 5. The CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, The RGB (red, green, blue) colour black) colour model is used for print, model is used for screens such as they are pigment based (ink/toner), computer and television, thereforeand all the colours combined together its light based. RGB combined creates black. creates white.
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