Color My World: Part 2

February 23, 2014

If you haven't had the chance to check out Color My World: Part 1, I would definitely do so! In Part 1 I explained basic color theory that included the color wheel and color dimensions.  In this post I'll tell you how to use that information when choosing a color scheme in your home - we all know this can be a dreadful task for some but a fun task for others. Either way, if you use this info as a guide you are sure to end up with an aesthetically balanced space in terms of color. Now here's the good stuff - 4 different color schemes to choose from. Which one is your favorite??

A monochromatic color scheme is simply using one color in varying intensities from light to dark | An easier choice for those who have a hard time picking out a color scheme.

If you're feeling adventurous consider an analogous color scheme which consists of two to six colors that are next to eachother on the color wheel | Using green, yellow, orange and red along with chocolate brown creates a bold yet cohesive look.

Complementary colors are any two colors that are directly across from eachother on the color wheel | If you want a high contrast look, I would stick to this type of color scheme.

A triad color scheme means to incorporate three colors into your space that form a triangle in the color wheel. Such as teal, green and pink which is shown in the picture above. You can tell how bold this color scheme can look but you can also tone it down by using a lighter intensity of  whichever three colors you choose. 

So there it is - the 4 most common color schemes in relation to the color wheel. I hope you find these tips useful - Remember that usually the most favorite part of a space is because of the bold choices that were made. That's what I like to keep in mind. Don't be afraid to go a little out of your comfort zone with color and even patterns - I promise it will be worth it :) 


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