Coulour mixing

There are two types of colour mixing: Additive and Subtractive. (see Colour basis)

Mixing primary colours together will create a secondary colour, a secondary colour with a primary colour will result to a tertiary colour.

The addition of black, or white will vary the colour tone and mixing complementary colour together will result to a desaturation of the colour, a neutral grey.

03 colour mixing

The practice of colour mixing is the best way to familiarize with the relationship existing between the different colours.

“Blue & orange complementary colour mixing Video” 

Notes: Colour mixing is particularly relevant when engaging in digital work. Often, there is a difference between what is displayed on a screen and what is printed.

“RGB, CMYK and PMS use in digital printing video”


Color and how to use it, 2010,By William F.Powel


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