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Colour theory and the colour wheel

This video introduces the basic concepts of:

  • primary colours
  • secondary colours
  • tertiary colours
  • warm colours
  • cool colours
  • tonal schemes
  • harmonious schemes
  • and complementary schemes.

If you were planning a colour scheme for a room in your home, what room and what colours would you choose? We will be studying colour theory in greater depth over the coming weeks, but for now can you begin to analyse your colour choices?

What are your colour preferences?

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This video is from the free online course:

The Power of Colour

KLC School of Design

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