Most people see the world in colour and although it’s also great to take pictures in black and white, colour can add a layer of inspiration and possibility.
When we use colour in photography in a conscious way, we can guide the emotions of the viewer. Colour can create a dramatic atmosphere or a quiet one. Colour can also evoke approval or dislike.
In this article, I describe some of Itten’s colour contrasts applied in photography and I supplement it with a couple of other ways of using colour.