Animated video leads you through the layers of color theory.
Do you know your secondary colors from your tertiary colors? How about the difference between a hue and a value? With so many different terms in the world of art and design, it's easy to forget things. That's why designer and animator Rhea Lelina Manglapus has put together this animated crash course on colour theory.
Whether you're struggling with how to paint with complementary colors, or perhaps you want to choose the right color scheme for a web project or branding design, Manglapus' video A Brief Lesson on Color Theory will fill you in with some crucial color terms.
Working up from the basics of colour theory by introducing the color spectrum, and warm and cool colors, this short video quickly leads viewers through to more advanced terms. Perfect as an introduction or a quick refresher on the key terms, watching this video is a minute-and-a-half well spent.
There are plenty of useful color tools online and offline, which often refer to terms such as analogous and triadic when helping you pick a palette. The animation explains that these terms mean "Groups of colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel," and, "Three colors that are equidistant on the color wheel", respectively.
The color examples given throughout the animation are clear, enhancing the text explanations. Similarly, the slick, subtle animation style and background music don't detract from the lessons, but keep the video an engaging and even fun educational experience. This is definitely a video refresher to bookmark and share with friends.