LA – Colour Theory Q1


  1. Having watched the video with Nigel French – describe, in your own words, what each of these colour systems means: RGB and CMYK.
  2. Make use of Kuler and develop four different colour schemes. You must hand in screen shots of your schemes as done with Kuler:
    1. Monochromatic
    2. Complementary
    3. Triadic
    4. Analogous


RGB stands for red, green and blue. The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. RGB is a colour space used for digital screens.


CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and black. This is the colour profil used in print. The colours are created in a subtractive process by taking away the light.


RGB adds all the colours toward white, and CMYK adds all the colours towards Black.





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