Color Theory Basics

By Simple Art Tips

Colors are the building blocks that make up every design. A crash course on color theory will teach you about different types of hues, understanding light and dark shades as well as more advanced topics like how colors are used in painting or for printing text on an article so it has depth without feeling crowded out by all those colorful images around us everywhere!

Show Notes:

Design Principles and Problems second edition by Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher

NOTE: This is the conventional way of teaching color theory, which is used in most art schools. Although it works, technically it is incorrect, as it was pointed out in the comments. For a more scientifically accurate and in-depth look at color theory, I recommend you watch Scott Naismith’s video Colour Theory: The Truth About The Colour Wheel


MUSIC: Excursion Weather from TAM Music Factory