Colour theories create a logical structure for color.
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.
We tend to like colours that harmonize- as it is less work for our brains and does not set off any attention grabbing instincts that we have.
Analogous colours are colours that are close to each other on the colour wheel.
We also find beauty in complementary colours that are situated directly opposite one another in the colour wheel.
Meaning to say that when colours are in high contrast but “make sense”– it registers are beautiful, if not a bit dangerous, in our minds.
Colour theory is a rich field and we are only just beginning to understand it.
Stay tuned for more theories on beauty and art.
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