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Color Theory: Studying The World Of Color With Isabella Kung

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Step 1: Color Wheel Basics – Primary, Secondary, And Tertiary Colors

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Color theory involves discussing the importance of each color in the color wheel, and to grasp their purpose and perks when being applied to any painting. They help create focal points, contrast, harmony, provoke emotion, enhance a certain mood, and portray the time and location of a piece.

To start off, you have your basic primary colors: yellow, blue, and red. They are called “primaries” since they can’t be created by mixing other colors.

Next are secondary colors: green, orange, and violet. Mixing 2 primary colors will make a secondary color; for example, you make green by mixing yellow and blue.

Tertiary colors are all the colors in between secondary and primary colors, such as teal or brick red.