Monday, September 23, 2013

THE THEORY OF COLOUR





Complementary Colours
Compementary colours  are colours that go well together .Each primary colour has a complementar
colour  which is produced by mixing  the other two primary colour. Example the complement
off  blue is orange a mixture of red and yellow. The complementary colour of red is green
a mixture of yellow
and green .All colours that go well togetherand look attractive with each
other are said to be complement each other.one group is called contrasting colours and another.
harmonious coloursYou do not have to go  to college  or get an online degree to learn these  principles you can get  simple software.



 

What are contrasting colours.

The word contrast is us when describing the difference between two things –black and white,
hot and cold, happy or sat are really  direct opposites. Contrasting colour is there referring to
colours directly opposite each other on the colour wheel. Contrasting colours  are useful when doing interior
decorating, if used in small quantities they bring life
to a room. Contrasting  colours should not be used in the same quantities .Contrasting colours red/green,orange/blue,/yellow/purple One colour should always be dominant.


What are harmonious Colours

 
1.  Any group of three or four colours which are next to each other on the colour wheel  are said to be harmonious 


This is because they are closely related.Look at a colour wheel for variety of examples . 

None of the colours dominate the other so they work well with each other.Adding a small amount of contrasting colour to any harmonious colour scheme will give  life and add more interest



 
               

                     Analogous colors

are a palette of compatible color combinations that blend well together.
They are neighbors on the color wheel. They tend to live harmoniously because they are relatives
to each other.
 They fall beside each other on the colour scheme Analogous colors are less vivid, bright
and saturated. They have less contrast and vibrational energy than complementary colors.
  
Monochromatic colors

are all the hues (tints and shades) of a single color. As a result, the energy is more
subtle and peaceful due to a lack of color contrast. Monochromatic colors offer very little
contrast and may be considered boring unless there is diversity within the design.


Triadic colors
These  are high-energy colors that are found by choosing three colors that are separated by
120 degrees on the color wheel. The primary (red, blue, and yellow) and secondary
(purple, orange, green) colors are examples of triadic colors.

 
CONTINUED

CHOOSE A DRAPE MAKING  PROJECT HERE 

No comments: