In the ranking of the most important art principles, you’ll find colour theory in
a solid second place, beaten only by values. Of all of the different aspects of art studies, colour studies are probably the most commonly undertaken, and they’re probably also
the hardest to master.
Getting to grips with and successfully applying the most important principles of colour theory will boost your work, giving it extra impact.
The principle of colour may seem simple enough, but taking the four main characteristics of colour into consideration – hue, value, saturation, and temperature – there are really no limits to what you can do with it if you know a little about how it all works.
There’s a lot of theory and studies on colour principles, and you don’t need to know them all to be able to create good compositions, but knowing a few of them is a good start for any artist.