About colour models
A colour model is the how-to part of a colour theory. Together they establish terms and definitions, rules or conventions and a system of notation for encoding colours and their relationships with one another.
A colour model is a way to:
- Make sense of colour in relation to human vision, to the world around us and to different media and technologies.
- Understand the relationship of colours to one another.
- Understand how to mix a particular colour from other colours to produce predictable results.
- Specify colours using names, codes, notation, equations etc.
- Organise and use colour for different purposes.
- Use colours in predictable and repeatable ways.
- Work out systems and rules for mixing and using different media (light, pigments, inks).
- Create colour palettes, gamuts and colour guides.