Colours
A colour wheel shows the relationships between different colours.

Colours

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 in Art and Design for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding processes and techniques, and it focusses on colours.

As an introduction to artistic techniques, studying art and design often begins with a good understanding of colour. This learning may begin with understanding primary and secondary colours and progress to experimenting with colour mixing and working with complimentary and contrasting colours, before going on to look at different artistic techniques.

  1. Red, yellow, blue, orange, green and violet are usually arranged on a colour what?
    The colour wheel shows the colours and their relationships to each other
  2. Colours which are next to each other on the colour wheel are described as what?
    Harmonious colours go well together, like yellow and orange
  3. To make a colour darker, you can add which other paint?
    The new colour is then known as a shade of the original
  4. Colours which are opposite each other on the colour wheel are known as what?
    Complementary colours can be used together and produce a contrast
  5. A set of tints and shades of the same colour is also known as what?
    An example of this would be red, pink and white
  6. To make a colour lighter, you can add which other paint?
    The lighter colour is then called a 'tint' of the original
  7. Orange, green and violet are known as what?
    Secondary colours are made by mixing two of the primary colours together
  8. What are the three primary colours?
    Primary colours are the only colours which cannot be made by mixing two other colours
  9. Reds, oranges and yellows are sometimes called what?
    Blues, violets and greens are often called cool colours
  10. How are tertiary colours made?
    For example, green can be mixed with one of its primary colours, blue, to give blue-green

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