One cannot describe the grandeur of colors; they enliven the most vapid thing. We all have our favorites, and what is fascinating is that every shade, hue, and tint is distingue – coffee brown to chalk white. We have personalized colors; we have associated them with different memories. They evoke a slew of emotions. Colors also do a phenomenal job of catering to our moods – perky purple for fresh days; black or gray for gloomy days; we also create a new color when we wish to evoke our inner drag queens. Through colors, we leave a little bit of ourselves in everything we own, like home.
The Color Wheel
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Many of us work with an interior designer to make our living spaces beautiful. From drawing room to bathroom, we give strokes of personal touch to every nook and corner. It can be said without a shadow of a doubt that luxurious apartments, flats, and villas remain incomplete without well thought out designs and decoration ideas.
Moreover, we carefully select colors to suit our surroundings and characteristics. Colors can lift morose mood, increase productivity, or make a room look bigger or smaller. We hear expert designers giving us inputs, but how much of it do we really know? Like the back-of-hand know? Let’s discuss warm tones and cool tones.
Types of Color Scheme
when you hear monochromatic color scheme, think of a single tint, shade, and hue. This scheme is not flamboyant and lacks definition. Therefore, it is placid and relaxing. Since you will be working with one color, there is no need to manage. This is the easiest color guide. Just put your finger on one color and start your engines!
Birds of a feather flock together! This palette lets you choose harmonizing colors together from both warm and cool spectrums. For instance, the red-orange-yellow combination or the green-blue-violet turns out to be more enticing than violet-green-orange combination. Practice moderation when it comes to this scheme; if you go overboard with colors, the look will be jarring. Choose one color to dominate and a second color to underpin the first. Use a third color (along with black, white, or gray) for accenting features.
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors (e.g.: red and green). If you want something to stand out, this scheme is simply perfect.
On the color wheel, contrary colors are placed opposite each other. Like we discussed above, red’s nemesis is green. Yellow despises violet, and blue’s archrival is orange. Now that you know and understand the placements, this is what you have to do to incorporate a split complementary palette:
1. Choose a color (say red).
2. Find its complementary (green).
3. Now select colors on either side of green on the color wheel (light-green and sky-blue). This gives a fine distinction to colors while shedding light on central components.
This scheme is best for beginners as the chances of them messing it up are slim.
This scheme uses colors that are evenly spread out in the wheel e.g., purple-orange-green. They create harmony and not a jarring effect. Even if you use pale or unsaturated versions of your hues, this scheme will do wonders. Use one dominant color and other two for accent.
Tetradic (Double Complementary)
You will work with three colors in triadic (tri = triangle). In tetradic, it is a rectangle. Now before you stop reading the blog out of sheer frustration, let us break it down for you. The scheme uses four colors arranged into two complementary pairs. Think of this scheme like a double date! Just create a balance between warm and cool colors, and let only one color dominate.
Using few hacks, you can save a huge sum of money from slipping through the pocket on interior designers. A home is a reflection of you and your family members. It should have a professional to design or décor it but definitely what it must hold is reflection of you.