Color Theory Resources

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Color, Design | 2 Comments

Color is rough. Everyone knows the primary colors, the secondary colors, and likely even the tertiary colors. But how much do you know about color harmonies? How do you choose colors that will harmonize in your designs? Here are some helpful color theory resources that may help you out along the way.

“In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.”

–Josef Albers

Scott Naismith is a Scottish landscape painter that has some amazing videos on color theory as well. He also has free color wheels to download as a starting point.

Balance and harmony

Mixing colors using the color wheel

Hue and saturation

The truth about the color wheel

Even though mastering color seems like a challenging process, understanding the basics will get you well on your way. Get inspired and create something beautiful today.

“As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again…”

–Josef Albers


  1. David Munroe
    March 3, 2016

    I really enjoyed checking out these videos, colour theory was something that i always liked studying during my arts education and your videos have reminded me to try to keep the theory of color alive in my own paintings. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    I hope you like my work and my take on colour too

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      Jenni Moore
      March 3, 2016

      Thanks for checking out my blog! I love your artwork. You definitely have a lot of experience with color theory. I especially loved the piece entitled “METAMORPHOSIS.” Well done!


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