Choosing the colours to use in your office or family home can be an awkward and hard choice to make. Eddie Art Design Solution painting and decorating team can assist you choose the best colour scheme. We will explore your colour choice and the atmosphere you are trying to achieve.
Knowing about the colours of the spectrum assist us understand how colour is classified and in turn assists us see why some colours work well together and others do not.
A colour wheel or colour circle is a visual representation of hues (colours) organised in such a way that illustrates a bright relationship between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colours. It is basically meant for combining colour.
Creation of colour wheel depends up on Colour Theory which says, there is a specific set of assumptions which is used to make delightful blends of colours. There must be two different colour combinations on opposite sides of the colour wheel, or it can be like three different colours on the wheel forming a triangle or some other angles. This sequence of colour combination is called Colour Scheme which should be balanced regardless the rotational angle.
Different colour wheels can be formed based the Colour Scheme. Those are:
Warm and Cool – the colour wheel can be divided into set of energetic and bright colours that are called warm or advancing colours. On the other hand, a set of soft and mild colours that gives a soothing effect are called cool or receding colours. Cool colours that you may want to try are blues or greens. For warmer colours you may want to try red and orange.
Complementary – Colours, shades, tints or tones that are opposite to each other in the colour wheel are considered to be complementary. The scheme looks best when you place a warm colour against a cool one. For example: red is directly opposite green on the wheel, and blue is opposite orange.
Analogous – in this traditional colour scheme, colours are position adjacent toeach other in a colour wheel such that one colour predominates the whole background and the other one is used to enhance it. If yellow and green are the main colours – you could build a colour scheme including yellow orange, yellow, yellow green and green in your living space.
Triadic – In this colour scheme, three different colours are placed at equal spaces around the colour wheel. The overall outcome of this theme is bright but at the same time colour richness is balanced.For example, red, yellow and blue. You can change the look by the tints and shades chosen.
Split complementary – It is a variation of complementary colour scheme. It uses a primary colour along with two adjacent to its compliment. The overall theme has strong vibrant effect and at the same time it gives clean touch.Remember any shade, tint or tone of these 3 colours can be used when developing a colour scheme for your living space.
Rectangle (Tetradic) – this colour scheme comprises of 4 colours organised in two complementary pairs. In this pattern, one has to keep in mind the warm colour set and the cool colour set. Also, it is required to make particular complementary scheme look predominant so that the balance is maintained.
Introducing the right colour into your home or office can be a challenge. If you need advice call Eddie Art Design Solution painting and decorating service on 0421 445 125 or visit the contact page on our website and request a free quote. You may be thinking of a feature wall or a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour , painting your family home can make a house feel new and achieve the look you are after.
If you are planning on purchasing new furniture at the same time painting your living space,you may also want to think about hiring an Interior Decorator. Eddie Art Design Solution team have work in partnership with many interior decorators such as when painting hotels and holiday homes.
Below is some information I found on the Psychology of colour from the Painters of Louisville that you may find useful.