Film School: Colour Theory

Important Color Tips for Better Photos | Jamie Windsor Important Color Tips for Better Photos | Jamie Windsor

Ways to approach the use of colour in your visuals.

As part of a broader discussion on uses of colour in stills photography, Jamie Windsor briefly introduces the basics of colour theory (from 6:06):

Beyond primary, secondary and tertiary colours, Jamie explains colour harmonies, and when and why they might be used (with helpful examples):

Harmony, Contrast, and the 60-30-10 Rule

The Futur Academy offers some nice suggestions for How to Not Suck at Color – 5 color theory tips every designer should know, including creative explanations of colour harmony, colour contrast, and the 60-30-10 rule:

How to Not Suck at Color - 5 color theory tips every designer should know | The Futur Academy
Colour Harmony, as illustrated in How to Not Suck at Color – 5 color theory tips every designer should know | The Futur Academy
How to Not Suck at Color - 5 color theory tips every designer should know | The Futur Academy
The 60-30-10 rule | How to Not Suck at Color – 5 color theory tips every designer should know | The Futur Academy

Further Viewing

There’s a bunch more “Intro to Colour Theory” explainer videos in my playlist – so if the explainers above didn’t do it for you, maybe another one in this playlist will: