Color Theory

Practical Assignment 1

The color theory is such an interesting subject which all designers need to be familiar with. On our weekly tasks, we are asked to describe the two main colour systems, RGB & CMYK.


Stands for RED, GREEN and BLUE. It is an additive color system used for all media that channel light. Digital media is a flatform for this. The value of RGB ranges from 0-255.

Additive to the sense that, the more color added to it, the closer it gets to white.

Source: Noroff


Stands for CYAN, MAGENTA, YELLOW & BLACK. This color system is mainly used for creating illustration for print media. It also represents the colors of the ink on the printng process.

CMYK is a substractive color that means, the more color is added, the closer it will get to black.

Source: Noroff

2. Using the Kuler, I developed this four different colour schemes. Here are the screenshots.


  • Variations of the same saturation and brightness of a color. Most subtle, almost soothing-like effect.


  • Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel


  • Uses colors that are equally spaced around three equally distant points on the color wheel. Tend to be contrasting colors.


  • Uses color that are adjacent on the color wheel. They usually blend well with each other. Harmonious and pleasing to the eye.

Practical Assignment 2

Creating photo effects using the same photo

“Andy Warhol” look

Sephia look

Split toning of the image

Freestyle: Black and white

Practical Assignment 3

Designing a book cover for Virginia Wolf’s “To the Lighthouse” using complementary colours to express anguish and uncertainty.

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