Basic Colour Theory


There are multiple definitions for colour theory, however there are three basic categories that are logical and useful. The colour wheel, colour harmony and the context of how colours are used. As I will be playing around with a lot of colour throughout this project, I wanted a better understanding of colour and the meaning behind different colours.

Colours allow you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use colour to energise, or to cool down. By selecting the right colour scheme, you can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness. I want colour to be the most powerful design element within my work, that I am going to create over the next three months.


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