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The colour wheel
Primary Colours A primary colour is a colour which cannot be made by mixing other colours What are the three primary colours? The primary colours are red, yellow and blue
Secondary colours Secondary colours are made by mixing two primary colours What are the secondary colours? The secondary colours are orange, purple and green
The colour wheel The colour wheel is made from all of the primary and secondary colours Where do we see this range of colours in nature?
Complementary colours Complementary colours are opposites on the colour wheel. For example: red and green are opposites on the colour wheel What other pairs of colours are complementary colours?
Tertiary Colours A tertiary colour is made by mixing three primary colours or one primary colour and one secondary colour For example –Red and Green makes? –Yellow and Purple makes? –Blue and Orange makes?
Tones and tints The pure colours that we have seen are called hues If we lighten hues we call the colours tints If we darken the hues we call the colours tones
Colour wheel glossary Primary colours Secondary colours Complementary colours Hues Tints Tones Red, yellow, blue Orange, purple, green Opposites on the colour wheel Pure colours Pure colours that are lightened Pure colours that are darkened
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