Practical Colour Theory for Craft
What is Colour Theory?
Colour Theory is a simple a set of rules using a logical arrangement of colours. Most branches of colour theory arrange colours around a wheel but there are others that use a triangle or square. For this mini course we’ll be using a colour wheel.
Just a little History
In 1666 Sir Isaac Newton created the first recorded colour wheel based on the refraction of light through a prism. His arrangement of the colours into a wheel fascinated the artists of the era. Since then there have been many different versions, based on topics such as biology of the eye or the brains perception of colour.
This is an excerpt from the first post in the series, Crafted Colour – Practical Colour Theory for Craft.
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Get confident and Craft with Colour
Crafted Colour has been designed to help you develop you colour confidence. I want you to be able to walk in to any craft store and be certain that what you have bought with your hard earned money is the exact colour you need to take your craft project from ho-hum to WOW!
In week one of Crafted Colour I’ll take you through the basic colour wheel and show you some of the rules and tips you need to know to combine show-stopping colours for your next craft project.
Week two will give you an insight into the feelings and emotions invoked by colours and some little know facts.
In week three you get homework! Don’t stress though, it’s entirely optional. I’ll ask you to keep your eyes peeled for classic colour combos in everyday life. You can take a photo and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #CraftedColour.
Week four and it’s time for a Craft Adventure! I’ll share a colour palette every day and challenge you to get crafty with it. Share your creations (old or new) on Instagram with the hashtag #CraftedColour and I might just feature your creations in the final post for the series.
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Please note: I am not a designer. I have spent many years of personal study examining colour theory and colour co-ordination and have learned to develop an instinct for what works.