Color Theory

Color theory is a vast topic, however knowing a few simple guidelines will improve your ability to use color effectively.

The Language of Color

Every discipline has its own terminology, and color theory is no exception.  Thus this set of terms is the place to start.

Color Mixing

You can mix a rainbow of colors from three primary colors.  In addition to discussing color mixing, this page covers the two basic color systems for pigment.

Color Combinations

Now that you know the basics, let’s put it all together with how to combine colors.

Color Temperature

Finally, let’s look at the temperature of color.  Is a color warm or is it cool?  And why care!