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Learning secondary Colours colors English lesson 

What will I learn from the lesson secondary colours?

To start the lesson is a brief explanation of the difference between colour and color. After you will  learn how the primary colours are used to make up the secondary wheel.

colour or color?

Colour and color are different spellings of the same word. Colour is used in English and in most English speaking places, and colour is preferred in American English.

econdary color wheel contains the three primary colors - red, yellow and blue - as well as the three secondary colors - orange, green and violet.


The secondary colours

If you mix each of the primary colours in equal proportions you get the three secondary colours.

The three secondary colours are orange, green and purple.

The 6 colours of the rainbow

The secondary colours  are the six colours that make up a rainbow

The image to the left is the secondary colour wheel contains the three primary colours - red, yellow and blue - as well as the three secondary colours - orange, green and violet.


What are the secondary colours?

Green, Orange, Purple


Remembering the secondary ColoursRemembering the secondary wheel

To help remember the three secondary colours on a colour wheel are located midway between the primary colours.

Orange goes between red and yellow.

Green goes between yellow and green.

Purple / violet goes between blue and red

To create any secondary colour you need to mix together equal amounts of the primary colours that touch their sides.

  • Green -- made from equal parts of blue and yellow
  • Orange -- made from equal parts of yellow and red
  • Violet -- made from equal parts of blue and red



Video showing the primary  secondary and tertiary colours

Print the work sheet onto some paper

To print the lesson right click on a white space and select print or copy and past the categories onto a word document and the print.

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