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Colour Theory – learn to control creative colours

The Colour Wheel

Primary Colours

The three Primary colours are RedYellow and Blue. The make up every other colour under the rainbow.

The three Secondary colours are OrangeGreen and Purple. These are the secondary colours because:

If you mix Red and Yellow you get Orange

If you mix Yellow and Blue you get Green

If you mix Blue and Red you get Purple


The Orange is placed between the Red and Yellow in the colour wheel

The Green is placed between the Blue and Yellow in the colour wheel

The Purple is placed between the Blue and Red


Complimentary Colours

Complimentary colours are the opposite colours in the colour wheel.

Red and Green are complimentary colours

Blue and Orange are complimentary colours

Yellow and Purple are complimentary colours


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