Colour Theory

The following section provides you with the basic theory of colour. Before you attempt this, you have to be sure you are able to see colours as they appear in nature. On the right, you will see a button to a simple test for what is commonly called colour blindness. Click on button to the right.

Colour theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications – enough to fill several encyclopedias. However, there are three basic categories of colour theory that are logical and useful: The colour wheel, colour harmony, and the context of how colours are used.

Colour theories create a logical structure for colour. For example, if we have an assortment of fruits and vegetables, we can organize them by colour and place them on a circle that shows the colours in relation to each other.


Free online Colour Blindness test


Colour theory in design


Basic Colour Theory

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