BreakThroughColour

BE PART OF THE COLOUR BREAKTHROUGH

A limited number of 'Kickstarter Edition' BreakThroughColour Colour Cards are still available...

Colour Basics

Colour Basics

Colour Breakthrough

Colour Breakthrough

Colour Cubed

Colour Cubed

There are 3 different yet complementary decks in the debut BTC collection, featuring 3 primary colours in 3 colour-full dimensions. It's as easy as 1, 2 or all 3 to get your hands on these decks.


Colour BASICS

Colour Basics deck  |  70 cards in a tuck box

Colour Basics deck  |  70 cards in a tuck box

Colour Basics Deck
64 Colour Cards + 6 Cube Cards

If you're new to colour, or want the new view on hue for the 21st Century, break through with the Basics...

$32.


Colour BREAKTHROUGH

BreakThroughColour Colour Cards  |  216 in a box 

BreakThroughColour Colour Cards  |  216 in a box 

BreakThroughColour Deck
216 Colour Cards

With full colour on the Colour Side, and Hue, Value, and Saturation secrets revealed on the Code Side), BTC's flagship collection is a big box of colour that takes colour 'out of the box.'

$88.


THE BTC DOUBLE DECK-ER

Stack the decks and save on shipping. With a Basics + BTC bundle, get all 280 Colour Cards, plus the lidded storage box that's big enough to store them all.

$120.


colour CUBED

BTC Cube Cards  |  54 cards to build 9 different Cubes

BTC Cube Cards  |  54 cards to build 9 different Cubes

BTC Cube Cards Deck
54 Cube Cards

Get a new perspective on colour with colour in 3D! Take BTC to new heights, widths, and depths, and discover the exponential power of colour... cubed.

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Scroll down the page to get complete details on each of BreakThroughColour's 'Kickstarter Edition' decks.

Please note, all prices are in Canadian dollars.
Shipping is not included and will be added at checkout.


DID YOU MISS THE 'KICKSTART'?

On June 18, 2015, BreakThroughColour debuted as a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter. Thanks to the enthusiasm and endorsement of 561 Backers (Thanks, Backers!), BTC breached its goal and was fully funded in less than 3 hours, and debut Colour Cards and Colour Cubes are now in the hands of BTCers in more than 35 countries around the world.

"a new ingenious color system to help you understand and use colors better"    – DesignTAXI

"the ultimate color tool for teachers, students, designers, artists and color enthusiasts alike"   – Trend Hunter 

"an exciting new hands-on system . . . beautifully designed and super fun to use"   – Maggie Maggio | Smashing Color

 

KICKSTARTER WAS JUST THE BEGINNING...

Even if you missed being a Backer during the Kickstarter campaign, extra decks are still available. It's not too late to get in the game and get Colour Cards now for your home, studio, workshop, gallery, classroom, library...

Please note, LAST DEAL offers are subject to changequantities are limited and decks will be sold first come first served

Here are more details on what's still up for grabs from BTC's 'Kickstarter Edition' debut run...


COLOUR BASICS DECK

The Colour Basics tuck box includes 16 Achromatics (White, Black, Hue Greys and True Greys), 6 DIY Colour Basics Cube Cards, a full spectrum of 12 Base Hues, plus their 12 Tints (Hues + White), 12 Tones (Hues + Grey). and 12 Shades (Hues + Black)

The Colour Basics tuck box includes 16 Achromatics (White, Black, Hue Greys and True Greys), 6 DIY Colour Basics Cube Cards, a full spectrum of 12 Base Hues, plus their 12 Tints (Hues + White), 12 Tones (Hues + Grey). and 12 Shades (Hues + Black)

64 Colour Cards + 6 Cube Cards + tuck box 

  • 12 Hues (6 Corner Hues, 6 Connector Hues)
  • 12 Tints
  • 12 Shades
  • 12 Tones
  • 12 Greys (3 Hue Greys and 3 True Greys)
  • 2 White2 Black
  • 6 Cube Cards

The Colour Basics deck includes a full spectrum of 12 pure CMY-based Hues, plus 36 lighter, darker, and de-saturated variations. All the Hues, Tints, Shades, and Tones you'd find on a traditional colour wheel, there's a Colour Card for every colour. A set of 9 True Greys connects pure White with basic Black, adding an achromatic but necessary axis to this otherwise colour-full starter set.

Colour Basics also comes with 6 DIY Cube Cards to build a 3D Colour Basics Colour Cube, a fun and fundamental way to introduce colour in all three of its 'primary' planes. There's also a double-sided Colour Cube Key Card, the key to understanding colour as a 3-dimensional concept, and a handy 2D reference for your 3D 'hands-on' model. 

both sides of the Colour Cube Key Card: White connecting with Tints, Black connecting with Shades, and pure Hues connecting around the other edges

both sides of the Colour Cube Key Card: White connecting with Tints, Black connecting with Shades, and pure Hues connecting around the other edges

the completed Colour Basics Colour Cube: colour as it's meant to be... in 3D!

the completed Colour Basics Colour Cube: colour as it's meant to be... in 3D!

The Colour Basics deck comes tucked in its own custom tuck box, a simple way to store and play.

When BTC debuted on Kickstarter in June 2015, the Colour Basics deck was only 47 Cards. A 'stretch goal' bonus made it better, and Colour Basics is now bigger, a comprehensive but still accessible set of 70 Cards. And only the 8 Corner Colour Cards are in both decks. Combine Colour Basics with the BreakThroughColour deck for a full spectrum of 270 different colours.


BREAKTHROUGHCOLOUR DECK

the BreakThroughColour boxed set, with a sampling of Cyan

the BreakThroughColour boxed set, with a sampling of Cyan

Colour Cards in their Colour Corners: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, White, Red, Green, Blue, and Black

Colour Cards in their Colour Corners: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, White, Red, Green, Blue, and Black

216 Colour Cards + lidded storage box

  • 30 Hues (6 Corners, 24 Connectors)
  • 60 Tints
  • 60 Shades
  • 64 Tones (including 4 Hue Greys)
  • White and Black

The BreakThroughColour deck of 216 comes in a custom rigid lidded box, and includes a 'suit' of 27 cards for each of BTC's 8 Corner Colour families. Laying sideways, the 216 are snug in the box for shipping and compact storage. Stand them up and the box becomes a filing cabinet for your BTC Colour Library

There's room enough for the Basics deck too, if you want to turn your BTC deck into a complete 'Double Deck-er' collection, adding 54 all-new Hues, Tints, Shades, Tones, and that Value-able Colour Basics greyscale of 9 True Greys.

Sort and store them by colour or code, keep them handy on your desk like flash cards, or take them with you, one at a time or all-in-one, as a fundamental tool to discover, reference, and be inspired by colour in the real world.


BTC CUBE CARDS DECK

54 Cube Cards

  • 48 Corner Colour Cube Cards, in sets of 6 Cards, one set for each Corner Colour
  • 6 Mini Cube Cards to build a smaller all-in-one BTC Mini Cube

BTC Cube Cards come shrink-wrapped in a stack of 54 cards. The BTC Cube Cards are designed as a DIY way to give BTC a whole new dimension. Marked with lines to score, fold, and attach six flat cards into a 6-sided form, a number sequence will help you around the edges. If you want to keep your bigger 8-part BTC Colour Cube together with magnets, the 'inside' cards are also marked on the back, with letter pairs and cross-hair bullseyes to help you align and centre each magnet.

a deck of cards to a stack of Cubes, this is BTC in 3D

a deck of cards to a stack of Cubes, this is BTC in 3D

BTC Cube Cards were designed to complement BTC Colour Cards. But you can also use Cube Cards as 3 x 3 colour grids. Line up layers in rows and columns, or play with them like dominoes to explore an almost countless collection of colour flow connections. As an independent tool to teach the art and science of colour (through complementary concepts in Math, Algebra, Geometry, Geography...), or as flash cards for puzzles and games, BTC Cube Cards have colour covered on all sides. 

Cube Cards as cubes, or Cube Cards as cards... or both? Hmmm... you may want to get a second deck.


ABOUT SHIPPING

Prices do not include shipping. Special LAST DEAL shipping fees will be added based on your order. All efforts will be made to process orders within 5 business days. Thank you for your patience as we continue to explore and integrate new ecommerce and fulfillment services. If you have any questions or would like to arrange special orders or shipping services, please get in touch.

ABOUT THE CARDS

BTC's 'Kickstarter Edition' Colour Cards and Cube Cards are printed on 330gsm German card stock, considered one of the finest quality playing card papers available. Features include:

  • durable weight and thickness
  • an extra smooth finish for easy handling
  • a black paper core to ensure opacity front to back
  • bright white outer layers for best visual contrast and true vivid colours

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

BreakThroughColour was launched on Kickstarter in June 2015 as a project to fund the very first print run of BTC Colour Cards. This website was launched on January 1, 2016 as a follow-up to that project. 

To minimize print, packaging, and shipping costs, reduce environmental impact, and allow for the most up-to-date educational support materials, BTC Colour Cards debuted as just that: cards. 'Kickstarter Edition' Colour Cards ship without instructions.

Always imagined as an integral part of my Big Vision for BreakThroughColour, this website was launched as a free resource to complement the entire BTC system, an extensive and evolving online destination for BTCers everywhere. There are already more than 50 pages and posts, with lots more still to come...

CLICK A LINK, TAKE A LEAP

If this is your first time here, Welcome to BreakThroughColour! Thank you so much for dropping by and, shopping or not, please stay as long as you like to have a look around. Here are some places to go to get to know more about BTC...


ABOUT BTC

It started as an idea, just me trying to understand colour. Why? Because I didn’t ‘get it.’ I do now, and if I can break through, you can too.


LEAP INTO COLOUR!

If you're new to BTC, or new to colour in general, 'Leap Into Colour' is a great way to dive in and immerse yourself.


BTC BLOG

Be sure to visit the BTC Blog for latest news, pics, links, ideas, card tricks, and code secrets. Got an FAQ or FYI for BTC? LMK.


LIBRARY

Visit the stacks to to see all the swatches, variations, properties, and other resources, no library card required.