Color Schemes

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If your interested in color schemes or need a quick review, here is a list that describes the basic schemes used in art and design.



This is the use of one color. In decorating this doesn’t mean that the room and accessories are all one color. Using shades, tints and tones of the single color create a harmonious, yet interesting environment. Read More…





Analogous is is the use of colors next to each other on the color wheel. Again, using shades, tints and tones creates a relaxing room that still has accents and an interesting use of color. Read More…





The complimentary scheme uses colors opposite of each other on the color wheel. This creates an exciting, high contrast room. Using tints and tones reduces the contrast and lends a more relaxing, yet vibrant environment. Read More…




Split Complementary

Split complementary uses the two colors on either side of the complementary color scheme. Using three colors creates a vibrant and interesting room. Read More…





The triad color scheme is similar to the split complementary scheme but the points are spaced equally around the color wheel. Still using three colors, the contrast is sharper because of the placement on the color wheel. Read More…





Square and Rectangle

The square and rectangle color schemes  use four colors on the color wheel. Used in art and design, it is difficult to use these color schemes effectively in interiors. Balance between the cool and warm colors must be addressed and if not done correctly can result in a disjointed, uncomfortable room.




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