Colour theory has evolved over thousands of years, with contributions from across the world, including the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and the Chinese.
In recent times, progress has come primarily from America and Europe. Modern scientists, industrial chemists, artists and colourists have made significant scientific advances and discovered fascinating facts about colour perception.
Particular colours are now universally used to communicate, soothe or excite our emotions and for functionality at work and in the community. More discoveries are still being made, continuing to hone our knowledge and expand its potential.
The following series of colour articles, distils the discoveries made throughout history into a practical summary, which can be applied to the use of wearing colour. It details the important terms, characteristics and the underlying principles of colour theory.