Colours

PRIMARY COLOURS | SECONDARY COLOURS | TERTIARY COLOURS | BLACK AND WHITE | EXAMPLES | IDIOMS

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PRIMARY COLOURS

IN ART, THERE ARE THREE PRIMARY COLOURS. THESE ARE COLOURS THAT CANNOT BE MADE BY MIXING OTHER COLOURS TOGETHER. THEY ARE – RED, BLUE, AND YELLOW:-
Red
Blue
Yellow

SECONDARY COLOURS

IF YOU MIX TWO PRIMARY COLOURS TOGETHER, YOU CREATE WHAT IS CALLED A SECONDARY COLOUR. MIXING RED AND BLUE CREATES PURPLE; BLUE AND YELLOW MAKE GREEN AND YELLOW AND RED MAKE ORANGE.
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Purple
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Green
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Orange

TERTIARY COLOURS

TERTIARY COLOURS ARE NEUTRAL COLOURS SUCH AS BROWNS AND GREYS.
IF YOU MIX THREE PRIMARY COLOURS TOGETHER, YOU GET A TERTIARY COLOUR OR IF YOU MIX A PRIMARY COLOUR AND A SECONDARY COLOUR YOU GET A TERTIARY COLOUR.
Brown
Grey

BLACK AND WHITE

Black
White
BLACK ADDS SHADOW TO A COLOUR.
BUT WHITE MAKES A COLOUR LIGHTER.
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Pink
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Cream
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Light blue Opposite Dark blue
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Light green etc…