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Understanding Colour

Colours are simple aren’t they? Yes and no. We’ve all
had that argument about whether turquoise is green or
blue, or whether his new shirt is red or pink.

Colours can be categorised in many ways, one of the
simplest is by dividing them into primary, secondary
and tertiary colours:

Primary Colours
Secondary Colours

Crafters of every kind know the importance of colour –
colour sets the mood, and colour sends a message,
so we’re here to help you choose the palate which best
suits your needs.

There are three practical elements every crafter should
bear in mind: complementary, tone and harmonious
colours – all familiar terms, but what do they mean and
what do they bring to your creations?

Understanding Colour

Complementary colours are colours which sit opposite
each other on the colour wheel – these are best used
on crafts that you really want to stand out like on
children’s decorations or the red and green of Christmas cards.

Harmonious Colours