The Math of Art: Exploring Connections between Math and Color Theory

Amina Buhler-Allen
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 517–520


Simultaneous contrast and extension are fundamental principles in color theory, which directly relate to mathematics. Color study includes study of the proportions of colors and their effects. Using these concepts of the interrelationship of proportions and color can broaden expression much like adding extra colors to a painter’s palette.