Class: Colour Theory

In design studies class we learned that there are three basic categories of colour theory; the colour wheel, colour harmony, and the context of how colours are used. We used Adobe Illustrator to play around with colour, noting the different perceptions of size a certain background colour can provide, learning the difference between, shade, tone and tint.

We studied colour wheels and recreated our own from found materials. This helped us gain a better understanding of which colours do and do not compliment each other, we also learned more about the more suitable colours for certain subjects or which colours to use to communicate certain moods and feelings. We learned what certain colours are commonly associated with eg. blue with cold and red with heat.


colour 3

shade, tint & tone

coulor 2

same stroke, different colours.



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