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To develop a working understanding of the essential traits of color. Establish and demonstrate practicable strategies for selecting color palettes and concept-driven color harmonies using principles, theories and systems of color design and experience, Establish and demonstrate skill in color mixing and color-discernment contemporary color specification systems such as Pantone (PMS), RGB, CMYK, CIE. Become familiar with the history of human exploration of and use of color.


Course Outcome:


At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

CO1: have a very good knowledge of color and history of color and primary color theory. 

CO2: gain knowledge about color characteristic and its play in daily life               

CO3: understand of colors Relationships, Harmonies, Monochromatic, and Analogous.

CO4: understand the color psychology subjective use of color. 

CO5: have a thorough knowledge of color unity and creating art object using these practices.


Unit: I History of Colors     

Brief History of colors,  Color fundamentals, What is colour,  Primary Colours,  Secondary Colours,  Tertiary Colors,  Properties of colour, Hue Value,  Tints and  Shades, Saturation, Tones, neutral Colours, Theories of Colors.

Unit: II Color Characteristics

Physics of Colour, Colour Temperature: Warm Colors, Cool Colors, Theory, Color Systems  Color Wheel, Munsell, Goethe theorty, Runge theory Itten theory, color mixing and color-discernment, color effects: Subtractive Color and Additive Color.

Unit: III Color Hormones 10

Relationships / Harmonies, Monochromatic, Analogous, Diad  Triad  Tetrad Complementary, Split Complementary, Achromatic and Polychromatic, chemistry of color, Contrast of huedark contrast  Cold, warm contrast, Complementary contrast,  Simultaneous contras Contrast of saturation, Contrast of extension.

Unit: IV Color Psychology                                                                  

Color Symbolism, Color Psychology, Historical & Contemporary use of Color, Local color and subjective use of color , Emotional effects of colours  Personal Colour preferences, Harmony and Contrast colours.

Unit: V Colors Unity             

Theories of Successive and Simultaneous Contrast, Additive and Subtractive colours, Expressive Perceptual Colour,  Colour Unity, Disunity, Twelve steps gray and do only primaries, red, yellow, blue, Additive and subtractive principles of color theory.


Total: 60 Hrs