Introduction to using colour theory in design practice
This lesson is about the basic skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory in design. In this topic you will need to research the different meaning, uses and features of different colours and how they relate to each other.
HSB: Hue, Saturation and Brightness:
It is very useful to understand the HSB colour model as a designer if for no other reason than it will help you to analyse and describe the three dimensions of colours.
Hue is the colour reflected from or transmitted through an object. It is measured as a location on the standard colour wheel, expressed as a degree between 0° and 360°. In common use, hue is identified by the name of the colour such as red, orange or green.
Saturation, sometimes called chroma, is the strength or purity of a colour. Saturation represents the amount of grey in proportion to the hue, measured as a percentage from 0% (grey) to 100% (fully saturated). On the standard colour wheel, saturation increases from the centre to the edge.
Brightness is the relative lightness or darkness of the colour, usually measured as a percentage from 0% (black) to 100% (white)