Oct 21, 2015

Color Basics: The Color Wheel

The CMY primary colors, cyan, magenta, and yellow.

In the previous post, we learned about the additive and subtractive color approaches to color. Each one using different principles to blend and create color. Each approach can be applied to different media.  The subtractive approach can be used for painting and print. The additive approach can be used for digital media, such as video.
The RGB primary colors, red, green, and blue.
Today we are going to dig a little deeper into this by looking at three different color wheels.  We will look at the color wheels with red, yellow, and blue (RYB); cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMYK); and red, green, and yellow (RGB) as the primary colors. 

Let's take a look.