Art: Using primary colours to make secondary colours

Sunday 13 February 2022

In Mrs Bald’s lessons, the children have been exploring the colour wheel. They have discovered that secondary colours can be made by mixing primary colours.

What are secondary colours?

Secondary colours are made by mixing equal amounts of primary colours together: Purple, orange and green are secondary colours. On the colour wheel, each secondary colour sits halfway between the two primary colours it is mixed from.

How do you make secondary colours with primary colours?
Secondary colours occur when any two primary colours are mixed together. Mix red and yellow to get orange, red and blue to get purple, and red and yellow to get orange. Orange, purple, and green are known as the secondary colours.
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