Many years pass since Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery and colour theories come, go and some stay. One of the most important colour theory in recent history is from the Swiss theorist and artist Johannes Itten in 1961. Johannes Itten taught and studied colours from both a scientific and artistic perspective. To Itten, “Colour is life; for a world without colour appears to us as dead… Colours are the children of light, and light of their mother” (Itten 1970, p8).
Itten organised his colour wheel using primary, secondary, and tertiary arrangements. The colour wheel from Itten turned out to be not completely accurate, but is still worldwide used to teach about colour. So, try to make this colour circle at home! Start with the primary colours (Yellow, Red, and Blue), then mix 2 of the primary colours to get the secondary colours. The tertiary colours are created by mixing the 1 primary and 1 secondary colours together.