Color Theory for Kids and their Grown-Ups

Part 1: The Color Wheel

This is simplified & intended to help explain color to a child.

There are Draw Pages (to give some hands-on learning) that you can download and print.  

Sir Issac Newton is credited with developing the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. This color wheel has been used since then as a tool for understanding & creating harmonious color schemes.

Basic color wheel:
Primary colors cannot be mixed by any combination of other colors. and all other colors are derived from these three colors.

Mixing:

RED with BLUE makes PURPLE

YELLOW with RED makes ORANGE

Blue with YELLOW makes GREEN

 

We’ll talk about warm & cool colors the next time.  Have fun coloring!
Rose

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