Presentation on theme: "Colour Colour is the effect of different light waves being reflected and absorbed by a material."— Presentation transcript:
1 ColourColour is the effect of different light waves being reflected and absorbed by a material.
2 Colour plays and important part in textiles and fashion Colours are divided intoPrimary colours (red, yellow and blue)they cannot be mixed from any other colour.Secondary colours (orange, green and purple) mixed from two primary coloursTertiary colours -mixed from three primary colours
3 Describing colours Colours can be described in the following ways Monochromatic-the use of shades,-tones and tints of one colourComplementary colours on opposite sides of the colour wheel.Harmonious colours- colours that work well togetherWarm colours giving a sense of warmthCold colours giving a sense of coolness.Hue-this is the actual colour you can seeShade-the depth of the colourTint -produced by adding white to a colourTone- how light or dark the hue is.
4 Considering colourThe following factors can influence the choice of colourThe type of productThe target marketOther things that may be considered might beSkin tone- as some colours look better on certain tones.Symbolism- as some colours have different meanings in different cultures and countries.Intensity and light- as some colours look very different in different lights.
5 Pattern and texture Patterns can be regular or irregular You need to think about scaleLarge and small patterns can create different effectsThe design may need to be in different scales such as on a duvet and a pillow case.Texture can add interest to a fabric. Sometimes the texture will need to be considered carefully for the target market such as rough materials are not suitable for baby clothes.
6 Line and style Lines can create visual effects Vertical can make you look taller.Horizontal makes you look short and wideDiagonal can make a dramatic effect.Style refers to the overall effect which is being created by the shape, colour, line, pattern and texture.