Not so when you look at the distinguishable cobalt blue feathers of the African Breasted Roller or Troupant, considered one of the most beautiful birds in nature.
The Breasted Roller is known as the bird of peace and reconciliation and the bird of the sun and its coloured feathers are used to decorate many things – from wedding rings by the Venda people to the international fashion trade.
First a main colour is chosen and then other colours according to how they look together and the feeling they evoke, are added.
When dealing with colour you’re likely to encounter the following terms:
Hue is a term for pure colour before it’s had any white or black mixed with it. Pure colour mixed with white is called a tint (produces a lighter colour), while mixed with black is called a shade (it produces a darker colour).
Saturation describes a colour’s vibrancy. A highly saturated hue has a vivid, intense colour while a less saturated hue looks dull and grey.
Brightness determines the light or dark appearance of colours. Think of brightness as the amount of light shining on an object, ranging from white (100 percent) to black (0 percent).
A colour wheel is based on the three primary colours from which all other colours spring,
Yellow , Blue and Red.
By mixing equal amounts of the primary colours, you get a second set of colours called secondary colours. Mixing equal parts of the secondary colours gives you a third set of colours called tertiary colours. Together, these colours comprise the colour wheels.