Colour Theory • Question 1

BRIEF

• Describe, in your own words, what each of these colour systems means: RGB and CMYK.

• Make use of Adobe Colour and develop four different colour schemes. Please hand in screenshots of your schemes:

• Monochromatic
• Complementary
• Triadic
• Analogous

Colour Systems

RGB

RGB, short for red, green and blue, is the colour system used for lights, such as light effects on concert stages and to determine the colours on a computer screen.
• No lights = 0/0/0 = black.
• All lights on full = 255/255/255 = white

CMYK

CMYK, short for cyan, magenta, yellow and black. is a colour system that is commonly used in printing, for things like magazines and newspapers.
100/100/100/100 = black
0/0/0/0 = white
If the 3 first channels are all on 100, the result will always be black, even when the 4th (black) setting is set to 0.

Colour schemes:

Monochromatic
Complementary
Triadic
Analogous