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At the heart of colour theory is the colour wheel, which was created in the late 17th century by Sir Isaac Newton. Best known for his physics breakthroughs, Newton mapped the colour spectrum into a circle….

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The resulting colour wheel allows colour relationships to be represented geometrically and shows the relationship between primary colours, secondary colours, and tertiary colours.


Nicole Hines
Nicole Hines

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2. Let’s Start with The Colour Wheel

by Nicole Hines 1 min read

At the heart of colour theory is the colour wheel, which was created in the late 17th century by Sir Isaac Newton....
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1. Take the Guess Work out of Colour Theory

by Nicole Hines 1 min read

When making sense of colours and how they work together, a colour wheel can help you take the guesswork out of colour theory....
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