Working with Color Scheme


Whether your home is newly built or you want to give your old home a new look, the first thing which comes into the mind while doing the interiors is the color. It is rather a confusing factor which can make your home look exactly like your dream home or may ruin its beauty. Every room describes itself; this is famous saying which goes very true. So, it is very important to decide the color scheme for every room of your home in such a way that each room not only compliments each other but also the other rooms.

When you are about to begin with the color scheme of your home or office, it is essential to look for those factors which may affect your color scheme. You may also take these factors as the deciding factors for color scheme of your home or office. The most essential factors which should be looked for are the lighting, décor and the flooring of your place. Apart from this, you should have the basic knowledge of color wheel so that you may understand the combination of colors.

Basics of color wheel

You might know that when light pass through a prism, it creates rainbow which is also known as color spectrum. There are seven wavelength groups which are clearly visible. You know them as orange, green, red, violet, blue, yellow and indigo. The sequence of colors from the largest to the shortest wavelength is described through color wheel.

There are twelve colors in the color wheel from which three are primary colors – blue, yellow and red, three are secondary colors and the rest six are tertiary colors. The secondary colors are those colors which are obtained from mixing two or more primary colors, for instance, mixing red and yellow will give you green as secondary color. The tertiary colors are those colors which you can obtain by mixing a primary color and a secondary color, for instance, the product of yellow and green will give you a yellowish green color.

The saturation of the colors is known as their intensity. When the colors are reflected in a color wheel, they are shown with their complete intensity. This intensity can be changed by mixing the small amount of one color to a larger amount of other color. You can change the shades of colors through this technique.

When you have to select colors for various rooms according to their utility in your home or office, color wheel is the first thing which can help you in solving the problem. You should choose a primary color and move to the related secondary or tertiary colors. This is the perfect way to work on the color scheme. Apart from working on the color wheel, you should also know the various types of color schemes.

Monochromatic color scheme When one color is used with various intensities, it is known as monochromatic color scheme. These shades are obtained by mixing different amount to other shades to the color.

Complementary color scheme The colors which are located in the opposite directions of the color wheel are known as complementary colors. These colors can be used in various intensities to give a new look to the place.

Split complementary color scheme In this color scheme, the colors opposite to each other from various other groups are added together to get a new color.

Triadic color scheme In this color scheme, the colors which are similar to the primary colors of the color wheel, i.e., red, blue and yellow, are involves.

How to choose a perfect color

To start with, you should choose a color of your choice considering the utility of the room. You can take an idea by doing a patch test or checking various interior decoration related websites or magazines. You can use red, orange or yellow for giving warmth to the area. To give some coolness green, purple and blue are the perfect choice. In case, you are more interested in painting your place with neutral colors, gray, white, black, taupe, beiges and brown and brown are a better choice.

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