Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Colour Theory

Design Principles: Colour Theory & Application


During design principles class today, each of us had brought in 5 objects of the colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet, and as a group we arranged all our colours to create our own colour wheel around the room. I photographed the process as documentation as the colour wheel gradually took form.

The class was divided into smaller groups for each colour, mine being blue, and we selected one object to represent the purest blue. We then selected other samples of colour from the selection of objects for demonstrate tints, shades and hues. Tints are the colours produced by the addition of white, shades are colours produced by the addition of black and hues are different shades of colour that start to develop into the next colour in the wheel.  

Using a Pentone colour swatch, we were able to identify the codes for each coloured object by locating the exact hue to match. The results have been documented below:

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