# Demonstrating colour theory through these exercises [closed]

Can you please explain how I'm supposed to create these tasks?

• Using coloured paper swatches, give examples of the following 3 Colour Chords: dyad,triad and tetrad.

• Using paint or paper, create 3 examples of colour contrast. Choose 3 from the following list and illustrate each one in a 3x3 grid. Write a brief description identifying the contrast presented, as well as how they successfully achieves the effect. » Contrast of hue » Contrast of extension » Contrast of light and dark » Contrast of saturation » Contrast of warm/ cold » Complementary contrast » Simultaneous contrast

• We're not here to do your homework for you, sorry. Presumably whoever set the task either knew they had already taught you how to do it, or were expecting you to do your own research, as opposed to just asking others to do it for you. Nov 14, 2019 at 18:41
• These terms are all googleable. Nov 14, 2019 at 19:46
• Hi Sally, Welcome to Graphic Design. Please explain what you mean by "how … to create these tasks" in greater detail. You should ask your instructor about specific submission guidelines such as format.
– Stan
Nov 16, 2019 at 0:20

I'm going to take a bit of pity here and explain what you're supposed to be thinking about and learning and demonstrating here, all without doing any work for you.

This is under the presumption that you genuinely feel lost and confused about the assignment, and further that you're not simply trying to get us to do your homework for you!

General background:
In colour theory, there are a number of different conceptual approachs to making colour harmonies, and the resulting sets of colour swatches you create when applying them are often referred to as colour chords.

For example, complementary colours are those at direct opposite on a typical colour wheel - those whose hue angles are literally 180 degrees apart. They have the highest possible chromatic contrast.