A short lesson on colour theory

This educational animated video leads viewers through the different layers of colour theory.

Do you know your secondary colours from your tertiary colours? How about the difference between a hue and a value? With so many different terms in the world of art and design it's easy to forget things. That's why Rhea Lelina Manglapus has put together this animated crash course on colour theory.

Whether you're struggling with how to paint in colour, or perhaps you want to make your pastel drawings pop, Manglapus' video A Brief Lesson on Colour Theory will fill you in with some crucial colour terms.

Working up from the basics by introducing the colour spectrum, and warm and cool colours, this short video quickly leads viewers through to more advanced terms. Perfect as an introduction or refresher, watching this video is a minute-and-a-half well spent.


Dom Carter is staff writer at Creative Bloq. Coming from an SEO and web copywriting background, Dom first came to Future for a week of work experience at SFX magazine. Away from the office, Dom likes to write scripts and short stories, and watch an unhealthy amount of Doctor Who.