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Designed to help you choose, make and use colours

Whether you're an artist, a web designer, an interior designer, or even if you just want to find the right colour to go with those crazy new curtains in your spare bedroom, this site is for you. We're still working hard to finish building the site so, while we're beavering away under the covers, you can get a head start by downloading and working through our free colour course: How to Choose, Mix and Make Colours - Part One.

Welcome to...

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Designed to help you choose, make and use colours

Whether you're an artist, a web designer, an interior designer, or even if you just want to find the right colour to go with those crazy new curtains in your spare bedroom, this site is for you. We're still working hard to finish building the site so, while we're beavering away under the covers, you can get a head start by downloading and working through our free colour course: How to Choose, Mix and Make Colours - Part One.

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By completing this free course you will:
  • Theory

    Gain an excellent understanding of colour theory (how and why we 'see' colours)

  • Choose, Mix and Make

    Be able to pick a particular colour (the green of a leaf, the red of a dress) and recreate it exactly by mixing paint

  • How Colours Play

    Understand how and why colours affect each other when placed side by side

  • Use

    Understand how best to use colours in your life

Don't miss out! This free offer won't be around forever. Just enter your name and e-mail address in the form and we'll send your free course to your e-mail address immediately.

To get the most out of this free course you should undertake the practical paint mixing exercises. These require (drum roll) paint, gouache paint in fact. Gouache is an opaque watercolour which dries very quickly on paper and is, therefore, great for the exercises. Here are the paints you will need together with other accessories:

Paint and Equipment List

Daler Rowney Designers Gouache

1 x 14ml tube Process Yellow 675

1 x 14ml tube Process Magenta 412

1 x 14ml tube Process Cyan 120

1 x 14ml tube Permanent White 008

OR....

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache

1 x 14ml tube Primary Yellow (CMYK Yellow)

1 x 14ml tube Permanent Rose (CMYK Magenta)

1 x 14ml tube Primary Blue (CMYK Cyan)

1 x 14ml tube Permanent White

And....

15 to 20 A5 or A4 (letter size) sheets watercolour paper

At least one round watercolour brush, size 4 or 6

One 6 to 10 well mixing palette

One pencil, a ruler, an eraser and a compass

3 to 4 jars for water

Plain white paper kitchen towels or several clean cloths

How to choose, mix and make colours - part one

Fill in the Form to Access Your FREE Course!

    Don't miss out! This free offer won't be around forever. Just enter your name and e-mail address in the form and we'll send your free course to your e-mail address immediately.
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    By completing this free course you will:
    • Theory

      Gain an excellent understanding of colour theory (how and why we 'see' colours)

    • Choose, Mix and Make

      Be able to pick a particular colour (the green of a leaf, the red of a dress) and recreate it exactly by mixing paint

    • How Colours Play

      Understand how and why colours affect each other when placed side by side

    • Use

      Understand how best to use colours in your life

    Don't miss out! This free offer won't be around forever. Just enter your name and e-mail address in the form and we'll send your free course to your e-mail address immediately.
    How to choose, mix and make colours - part one

    Fill in the Form to Access Your FREE Course!