Hue – Six primary and secondary colours on a colour wheel
A hue is one of six colours – three primary and three secondary colours on the colour wheel.
These colours are:
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 hues are nearly the colours of the rainbow, the following mnemonic will help:
That's a huge (hues) rainbow! I can see all the colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
HUES = Nearly the colours of the rainbow
Here are the six colours that define hues: