School Paints and Primary Colours

Primary Colours School Paints:
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Red, Yellow and Blue are the primary colours.

Primary means first, so when you think of these three colours, think of them as the first colours.  Each one is a pure colour that cannot be created through the mixing of other colours. They are colours in their own right. The three primary colours can be seen below RED - YELLOW - BLUE.

These three primary colours are ones you mix together to make all other colours.

Primary colours are really bright and bold. This is because each one is pure, with no other colour mixed in with it.  This also means that they really stand out when you use them in your artwork.

Mixing primary colours together creates the secondary colours.

Secondary Colours:
These colours are made from mixing the 3 primary colours together.

Like Red and Yellow make Orange.
Yellow and Blue make Green

Blue and Red make a Violet.
Try making your own colour wheel to show the relationship of primary to secondary colours.

This is a great way to teach the colour theory to young children in a way they will never forget.
You can download a free blank template from here.  
 


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School Painting Warm and Cool Colours

Warm and Cool Colours:

Some colours definitely create the feeling of warmth, while others have a real cool feeling.  These colour families are known as warm and cool colours.
Each family includes both primary and secondary colours.

The colour wheel clearly shows us that colour relationship.

the colour wheel
The Colour Wheel

Warm and Cool Colours school paints
Cool and warm colours


If you were to paint a cold rainy day then you would get the best results with a cool colour.  And if you were to paint a sunset then you would use a warm colour. 
Another way to look at it is you could call the warm colours the colours that remind you of warm things like a fire or heat.   They are colours that almost seem to jump forward off the page at you.  This is because they are colours that look and feel like they are full of bright sunlight.

The cool colours seem to have this moving backward feeling.  This is because they are not as bright and colourful as warm colours.   

By choosing to work in the warm or cool colours you can create the right mood to your painting. 

Another idea is to tint your background with a mood colour before you paint so will you start the paint with the right mood feeling.   Like tint with a red or pink for a sunset.
Often school paint brands will have 3 primary colours in warm and cool colours to make it easy for students to work out which colours are which.

Cool Yellow, Cool Blue, Cool Red
Warm Yellow, Warm Blue & Warm Red.
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