Color Basics – related to Paint Industry

Posted: October 14, 2012 in Color
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Colour shades, colour tints and colour tones are all words related to colours. But did you know that each of them signifies different functions? It is exciting to know that there are certain primary colours and other colours are made by mixing and matching these colours.

The liveliness and vibrancy of life is found in colours. It adds more meaning to the selection of colours when you know the colour basics. Here, we introduce you to the perception and theory of colours. Go ahead, get informed!

The Colour Wheel forms the basis of the colour theory. Typically, the colour wheel is divided into twelve parts and has all the colours possible, arranged in a cyclic order.

Create Colour Shades with primary, secondary & intermediate colours
Colour Shades from complimentary colours
Colour Shades from complimentary colours

Complementary Colours:

These colours can be found placed diametrically opposite each other on the Colour Wheel. They are in maximum contrast to each other. Thus, each colour stands out very brightly against its complementary counterpart. These colours can be used to create a very vibrant and bold look!

 

Analogous Colours - Colour Shades

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Analogous Colours - Colour Shades

Analogous Colours:

These colours are placed adjacent/neighbouring to each other on the Colour Wheel. And because they belong to neighbouring colour families, they give a pleasant harmonious look.

 

SHADES | TINTS | TONES

 

Shades: When the colour black is added to any colour, we get shades of that colour.

Tints: When the colour white is added to any colour, we get tints of that colour.

Tones: When the colour grey is added to any colour, we get tones of that colour.

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Colour Shades | Colour Tints | Colour Tones

 

Warm & Cool Colours from colour shades
Thanks to Asian Paints for their valuable info…
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