When you are ready to take on re-painting your home it is a fun time and a great way to freshen up the house and add some personality. The best part of the process is taking time to choose the colors you want to use and what colors will work best. There are a lot of things to consider when picking colors. You want to be sure you look at your furniture and accent colors that are in your frames, pillows and art work. You don’t have to go with a single color and paint every room and every wall with it. That is where a color scheme comes into the game. If you want to understand what a color scheme is, you need to learn about the color wheel and how each color is made from another. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc outlines what a color wheel is and how it can help you in deciding on a color scheme for your home.
What is a Color Wheel
A color wheel is a circle that has colors starting with the primary color red, blue and yellow and fans out to show the secondary colors that are made using them. Some of the color wheels that you will see have faded in colors and others have distinct colors. Either way you can get an idea of the colors that go together and accent others well.
Warm VS Cool Colors
There is another level to the color wheel that you can look at when choosing what color you want to paint your home. You can look at the shades themselves and decide if you want warm colors or cool colors. If you split the color wheel in half the yellows, reds and oranges are the warm colors because they mimic the colors of the sun. If you go with blue, green or purple you are in the cool shades. These are more tranquil colors and can give you a better sense of peace. They mimic more of the colors that are associated with water and plants.
Types of Color Schemes
Types of color schemes include monochromatic (the tints, tones and shades of one color), analogous (colors close to one another on the color wheel), complementary (colors directly opposite of each other), split complementary (one color and the two colors on each side) and triadic (three colors equally spaced around the color wheel.
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When you are ready to pick a color scheme you want to be sure that they colors all go together and none of them clash. It does not mean you have to use different shades of the same color you can go with totally different colors and still match really well. If you are ready to take on a new paint change in your home, call L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc.