Think you know everything there is to know about color?
Well, my friend, think again.
Sure, you know primary colours – red, blue and yellow. Yep, you got secondary colours – orange, purple and green. So, what’s next?
In our advanced colors video, we get into the nitty gritty of the color wheel. In addition to tertiary colors, we uncover the secrets of complementary colors, analogous colors, and monochromatic color schemes.
Get ready to become a color genius.
Introducing tertiary colors
Ever wondered what happens when you mix secondary colors with their neighbours?
They create tertiary colors. Mind. Blown.
Tertiary colors are amber, vermillion, teal, chartreuse, violet and magenta.
Now, your color wheel is expanding. Your artistic possibilities seem limitless. How will you work with all of these amazing colors?
It’s time to tackle some more advanced color concepts.
Opposites attract – complementary colors videos
You know what they say – opposites attract. Think sweet and salty, a cool swimming pool on a hot summer’s day, the north and south poles of a magnet. The same rule applies to colors.
Colors that are opposite on the color wheel are called complementary.
Side by side, complementary colors create contrast. Together, they stand out, look bold, and add a sense of excitement to an image. Try creating color contrast next time you paint, draw, or take a photograph.
Peace and harmony – analogous colors videos
Don’t want contrast? Want something a little more peaceful, more harmonious? Experiment with analogous colors.
Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel are called analogous.
These colors blend seamlessly together, and can often have a pleasant or calming effect.
All by myself – I wanna be all by myself
Watch to the end of our advanced colors video and discover the beauty of being alone. Completely alone.
Monochromatic color schemes involve just one color. You see, mono means one, and chromatic means color.
Before you get bored, there’s more to monochromatic palettes. Experiment with tints, tones, and shades (if you’re not sure what we’re talking about, head over to our Values video post) of a single color.
Become a color genius today!
What are you waiting for? Get to know the ins and outs of advanced color theory.