Most people go about their daily lives without even realising the effect that colour has on them. We are surrounded by colour constantly and it often powerfully influences our mood and emotions. Colours have very symbolic meanings for each of us and they can make us feel happy or sad, calm or irritable.
Colour is a very personal experience for each of us and our preference for certain colours can change over the years as we mature and change our minds about the fundamentals in our lives.
We are blessed to be surrounded by a naturally ever-changing palette - with each season, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring, we get an amazing range of colour!!!!
The Primary Colours are red, blue and yellow and cannot be obtained by mixing other colours. All other colours except white are obtained by mixing these three primary colours or hues in different proportions or parts. Learn how to mix colours in our Colour wheel project or read about its influences on you in the Colour theory pages.
The Secondary Colours are obtained by mixing equal quantities of two Primary colours. Learn how to make secondary colours in our Colour wheel project or read about its influences on you in the Colour theory pages.
The Intermediate Colours are obtained by mixing one Primary and one Secondary colour in equal quantities. If equal quantities of all three primary colours are mixed you will obtain brown. Learn to mix tertiary colours in our Colour wheel project or read about its influences on you in the Colour theory pages.
Hues or colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel are called complementary colours, e.g. blue is a complement of orange, red of green and violet of yellow.