Color Wheel

Happy Random Tuesday!

Hope everyone had a great day yesterday. I spent most of my day taking practice tests. It’s funny, throughout the years I have always been fairly good at Math, Science, Language Arts, and History. Despite the fact I’ve been pretty crafty and creative most of my life, I’ve never been an artsy type of person. Just in the last year, I’ve dabbled in painting, but I have yet to combine colors to make another one. Anyways, since I can’t seem to get the hang of things with the colors for the Fine Arts section of this test I will have to take in a few weeks, I decided to do a post on it. So let’s get started with “Color Wheel…”

Now, my two favorite colors of all time are blue and yellow. Heck one of these days, they will be the colors I use for my wedding (at least that’s the plan). I know blue and yellow create green, so I figured they always were the colors that ‘complimented’ each other. I know we all learned this in kindergarten, but unless you are really thinking about the colors that compliment each other constantly, who actually remembers.


Sir Isaac Newton:

Did you know the same person who came up with the “Laws of Motion” also came up with the “Color Wheel?” That’s right, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sir Isaac Newton came up with the color wheel “at the age of 23.” He discovered the different colors while he was looking at a “prism of glass” in the dark room he was in at the time with only light shining through a hole of the blinds.

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It is said that he “[u]s[ed] prisms and mirrors, he discovered that when the light from three separate parts of his rainbow, the red, green, and blue regions, were recombined they would regenerate white light.” “[He] organized his findings in a color wheel showing the three “primary colors” — red, green, and blue.”


Notice something wrong about the above statement? Though Newton is known for the one to come up with the Color Wheel, by the end of the colors discovery, it was determined the primary colors to be red, blue, and yellow. Luckily for me, I think I’ll be able to remember the colors better now since as previously stated, my two favorite colors of all time are blue and yellow. As for the color of red, have you noticed I don’t use the color red as much as the other colors? For whatever reason, I just don’t like the color red. Odd, I know but I’m sure everyone has a favorite and least favorite color.

Color Wheel:

Color Wheel -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more info...Just for kicks, I decided to make my own color wheel. Here, includes only the primary colors. If you notice, I decided to use the color pink (a tint of red) instead of the color red itself.

There you go. Hope you enjoyed and learned something new. Check back soon to see how I made my color wheel as well as the finished product.

Have any questions about the project? Please feel free to comment below. Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!

Crafty JBird

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