Triad Color Scheme

The triad color scheme is similar to the split-complementary in that it uses three colors. However, the three colors are spaced equally apart on the color wheel forming a triangle. If blue is your base color then the two additional colors are the two equal distance from blue on the color wheel.   The pillows on the neutral sofa are tints and shades of the color scheme. It can be very vibrant or more subdued

Split Complimentary Color Scheme

The split complimentary color scheme is similar to the complimentary color scheme but uses the two colors on each side of the opposite color from the base color. It results in a softer contrast than the complimentary scheme but the use of three colors adds to the quality of interest in the room.   If your using blue as your base color then the accent colors for the scheme are the two on either side

Analogous Color Scheme

The analogous color scheme is represented by three adjacent colors on the color wheel. It creates a vibrant, yet extremely harmonious effect in a room.   This color scheme works well if you want to create a lot of color interest in the room but not create intense contrast. It is harmonious but yet very interesting to the eye.   This sofa has tints and shades of the a analogous color scheme with blue as

Complimentary Color Scheme

The complimentary color scheme uses two colors directly opposite each other on the color wheel.  The two colors are harmonious but create a lot of contrast when used in interiors.  If you choose for example blue as your base color then orange is the compliment. To reduce the intense contrast, use shades and tints of the complimentary color to create a more relaxing room.   Here is a sofa with a neutral base that demonstrates

Monochromatic Color Scheme

The monochromatic color scheme is the use of one color. Using shades, tints and tones a harmonious room can be created that still has interest and style. If your chosen base color is blue, then available to your design are the tints and shades of blue to create an interesting room. Here is a sofa with a neutral base. Using pillows in tints and tones creates interest although only using one color.   If you

Painted Built-ins

An interesting trend that is being seen is painting built in cabinets in dining and living spaces the same color as the wall. Many homes during the fifties and sixties had built in shelves and cupboards in other rooms besides the kitchen. If yours are not in good condition, or you need a room style change, painting them may be an option. Here we have examples of built-ins painted the same color as the windows

The ColorSnap App

Sherwin Williams has introduced a Android and IPhone App called ColorSnap. It’s a great tool for helping you choose a color palette and wall colors for your home.  Find it in the App Store or on Google play. Below are highlights of some of the great features that the app has! You can select a photo or match a pin then the app gives you the color palette with the names of the colors. If

Green Room Makeover

If your a renter, either in an apartment, duplex or home, decorating can be a challenge when you end up with a place you love but a difficult color to design around. What if you end up with a green room? Using a distraction technique you can create a beautiful room regardless of the color you have to start with. This room is stark with white furniture and green walls. By adding the right accessories

Proportion & Scale

When your placing items in your room don’t forget about proportion and scale.  Proportion and scale refer to the size of the items in your room in relation to each other. Using the correct proportions in your elements lets the eye travel naturally through the room, enhances the focal point of the room and creates a sense of peace. When proportion and scale are off it interrupts the natural peaceful flow of the eye around

Dark Wall Trends

Everywhere you look, design and decorating magazines, HGTV and Pinterest we’re seeing the use of the dark gray, dark taupe and sometimes even black walls being highlighted. To open the space and increase contrast try to use light colored furniture and accessories to offset the richness of the dark walls. If a whole room is too much and you don’t have light furniture using a dark color as an accent wall can also add the