Do you know a lot about color theory? It’s something I’m learning about as I’m trying to get better at design, and it’s really fascinating. Seeing how colors are formed and how they relate to each other makes me appreciate them so much more. I’ve always been afraid to use a lot of color in my life, and I’d like to be more adventurous with colors.
I recently learnt that there are three different types of colors: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) are base colors that can’t be formed by mixing colors. Secondary colors (orange, green, and purple) can be made from primary colors. And tertiary colors ( Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green) are made by mixing two secondary colors or a primary and secondary color.
I love thinking about colors and personality, so to group colors a whole new way immediately got me thinking of a new quiz. And the fact that each type of color depends on how much it has been blended with other colors seemed like a clear personality crossover to me. Primary colors have got to be a bit more bold and dominant, while tertiary colors are probably a lot more multifaceted!
Have you ever looked at colors this way before? You can take my latest quiz to find out what type you are: Are You A Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary Color?
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on Are You A Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary Color? Is it true for you?
- What colors are you drawn to? How do you incorporate these colors in your life?
- Which of the primary colors is your favorite: red, blue, or yellow?
- Which of the secondary colors is your favorite: purple, orange, or green?