Color Wheel Basic’s

Happy Saturday ! And today’s post is about color :

Now I am no expert but here goes : basic color wheel.

A color circle, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. Since then, scientists and artists have studied and designed numerous variations of this concept. Differences of opinion about the validity of one format over another continue to provoke debate. In reality, any color circle or color wheel which presents a logically arranged sequence of pure hues has merit.

Primary Colors: Red, yellow and blue
In traditional color theory (used in paint and pigments), primary colors are the 3 pigment colors that cannot be mixed or formed by any combination of other colors. All other colors are derived from these 3 hues. 

Secondary Colors: Green, orange and purple
These are the colors formed by mixing the primary colors.

Tertiary Colors: Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green & yellow-green
These are the colors formed by mixing a primary and a secondary color. That’s why the hue is a two word name, such as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.

How to Use the Color Wheel in Scrapbook Pages

Pairing color in a scrapbook layout.


Complimentary colors

Do you like plain or colorful scrapbook pages for your photos?

  • Plain
  • Colorful
  • Depends on the photo

Use of embellishments.

Using same color through different tones.

Common inspiration for color in scrapbook pages.

  • Nature
  • Fabric patterns
  • Patterns on scrapbook paper
  • Fashion magazines

Color is a wonderful thing and can be found all around you. Just take a look around and be inspired…. Lisa

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