30days Free-Colour Theory for Artists and Designers
Improve your knowledge of color theory by learning the theories and principles that are most relevant to designers.
COLOR – ABOUT COLOR THEORY
Color is the concept referring to certain impression of the physical characteristics of light visible to human eye coming from particular source or reflecting from the surface of a matter. Color also refers to dusty particles or pigments capable of giving color to a surface. Color could have various properties: chromatic characteristics, tones and contrast. Chromatic color properties may be divided according their aspects to chromatic and achromatic properties. Chromatic are all those colors inside the sun light spectrum and they may be divided into primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Primary colors are red, blue and yellow and they can be mixed together to produce secondary colors. Secondary colors are got when two primary colors are mixed in the same proportion. Finally, there are also tertiary colors which can be got by mixing together primary and secondary colors in different proportions. Secondary colors are produced by mixing blue and red (violet), blue and yellow (green) or red and yellow (orange) color.
Tone properties of colors involve adding achromatic colors (white or black) to some other colors creating tonality of color. Tonality is the amount of light in a color. Thus, white or black color mixed with some chromatic color may be used to obtain brighter or darker tonality changing the perception of chromatic color. Achromatic tones are result of mixing achromatic colors producing the grey color. Bright chromatic tones are produced by adding white to pure color, while dark chromatic tones are produced by adding black to color that is pure. Finally, blur chromatic tones may be obtained by adding grey into pure color.
Degradation of color is phenomenon associated with tonal value of color. Any pure color has coloristic luminosity, intensity and lightness. Those values may be reduced by adding black or white color.
in this video, we will show how the secondary and tertiary colors are obtained through three primary colors (yellow, blue and red). this video should enable you to create your own color chart. We will use the umbrellas as creative method which would enable us to understand process of getting new colors through the game. When we mix yellow and red color we will obtain orange.