The Art and
those hues, tints and shades which will combine well
will aid her to obtain
some appreciation of The three primary being
harmonies and contrasts.
colours, green, red
generally accepted as a primary instead of
each other. They are the strongest and most powerful and exercise a greater influence on the mind than any of the others ; yellow
offer the greatest contrast to
and black the sum of these six colours constitutes white, and the absence of all, black and we have the eight from which all the other colours and their modifications can be made, easily and systematically. Red (Complementary Colour, Bluish -Green). Red, the strongest and most powerful, excites and stimulates the eye. It was the first colour to be used for decorative purposes by primitive man, and the first it is the most predominant of the to receive a name warm colours, and on account of its fresh, bright, cheerful character, is much used by beginners but this very assertive quality makes it rather difficult to combine add
to these, orange, yellow, violet, white
with other hues, therefore
quantities for general purposes.
well to use
Red, in different hues,
has always been the symbol of power and distinction.
Scarlet has been used for regal robes
monials, as well as for military purposes
bloodshed and war, fierceness and courage. Red of a rosy hue signifies divine love. It has been a favourite colour with the poets from the days of