Ch 3: Color Systems & Applied Color Theory

About This Chapter

Work through our lessons to learn all about color systems and applied color theory. This is an important concept to know in order to successfully interior design. This chapter was designed to help you reach your studying goals.

Color Systems & Applied Color Theory - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides detailed information on color systems and applied color theory. Lessons cover material such as the color wheel and color space. If you find yourself struggling through the chapter, you can reach out to our instructors who would be more than happy to clarify anything you need. The entertaining lessons will help you learn things like:

  • What are the uses of a color model
  • What the definition of color space is
  • What are the different types of a color wheel
  • How to read a color wheel
  • Who was responsible for creating the color wheel
  • How to teach color theory to others
  • The relationship between color theory and interior design

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Color Systems & Applied Color Theory
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What is a Color Model? - Uses & Definition

1. What is a Color Model? - Uses & Definition

Learn about color models and discover their defining characteristics and uses. Explore the use of the red-green-blue (RGB), cyan-magenta-yellow-black (CMYK), and hue-saturation-luminance (HSL) color models.

Color Space: Definition & Conversion

2. Color Space: Definition & Conversion

Look around. There's color everywhere. But how does it get to your computer screen or the pages of a comic book? By using a color space. In this lesson, you'll learn about color space, what it is and how to convert from one to another.

What is a Color Wheel? - Definition & Types

3. What is a Color Wheel? - Definition & Types

A color wheel is a circular display and arrangement of colors that shows their relationships to one another. Learn about the definition, origin, and types of color wheels, and explore basic color wheels and color combinations.

How to Read & Use a Color Wheel

4. How to Read & Use a Color Wheel

A color wheel is one of the most basic tools that an artist has. In this lesson, we are going to explore this device and see how one is made and used.

Who Invented the Color Wheel?

5. Who Invented the Color Wheel?

Deciding on a paint color can be a difficult thing. When you go to the paint section of a store, you find yourself in front of a wall of hundreds of different shades of colors. All of these come from six basic colors, which were placed on a color wheel by one man- Sir Isaac Newton.

Teaching Color Theory

6. Teaching Color Theory

The color wheel is the launching point of many interesting lessons in color theory. From early childhood finger painting to secondary collages, there are many methods of teaching color theory. The following lesson presents a few ideas.

Color Theory & Interior Design

7. Color Theory & Interior Design

Color theory describes the idea that when people see a particular color, they are predisposed to some reactions over others according to which color it is. Explore how color psychology and color combinations are used in interior design to create vibrant spaces, draw out new looks, and put others at ease.

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