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Hue – Six primary and secondary colours on a colour wheel

(Pronounced hyoo)

Hue is defined as the six colours on a colour wheel – the three primary colours and the three secondary colours.

These colours are:

Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple

In other words, they are the underlying base colours for a mixture. The dominant colour family.

These colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) are the colours of the rainbow (except the last two colours of the rainbow, indigo and violet, are combined to make purple).

To remember that hue is nearly the colours of the rainbow, the following mnemonic will help:

That's a huge (hue) rainbow! I can see all the colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

That's a huge (hue) rainbow! I can see all the colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

HUE = Nearly the colours of the rainbow

Here are the six colours that define hue:

Here are the six colours that define hue:

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