Using Primary Colors for Visual Impact – Free Quick Guide

How much attention do you pay to primary colors when taking photographs? Possibly not enough.

Primary colors are foundational to any visual art form. Be it a painting, package design, or photograph in any genre, primary colors are, well, primary! The better you use them in your compositions, the more powerful your pictures can be.

Careful consideration of how you use primary colors can help guide viewers through your photos.

Here is what you will learn in this guide:

  • What are the primary colors?
  • What are complementary colors?
  • What is a color wheel?
  • The impact of the color red
  • How the color blue sets a mood
  • Why the color yellow makes us happy
  • The importance of paying attention to primary colors in a scene
  • How to work with primary colors in a composition
Grab your guide below!

Photo Credit: Kevin Landwer-Johan


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