Faced with the terrifying idea of creating a colour scheme? Who can blame you? when you are faced with numerous colours to choose from. Ever heard of the colour theory? Here’s a small insight on the basics of the colour theory to help you create a good colour scheme. A colour scheme helps explain the structure of how colours are chosen and assembled together. So, there’s no need to fret, once you are made aware of a few the basic colour scheme approaches, you can choose a colour that embodies your taste and your style to imbibe in your home! To create a colour scheme easily, you can go for a simple colour wheel. Find a colour wheel that explains the colour relationships so you better understand their properties. The colour wheel explains the relation between the colours which makes choosing colours simpler.
There are three basic colour divisions.
Primary Colours: These are those colours that you can’t create by mixing two or more other colours together, those are your reds, yellows and blues.
Secondary Colours: Colours that are formed by combining any two of the three primary colours that is a red and yellow or a blue and yellow and so on.
Tertiary Colours: Colours that are created when you mix a primary colour with secondary colour.
Here are some colour schemes you can choose using the colour wheel.
Monochromatic Colour Scheme:
This makes use of only one colour. You can use different variations of lightness and saturation, to create a stylish scheme that looks like it has been designed by a pro! This can be any colour you like instinctively; this colour will overpower your rooms decor, and will form the main colour on the walls. Post this, you can pick a lighter or darker distinction of the colour to widen your options. This can be used on accent walls or as accessories and accents within the room. A tip to keep in mind, neutral colours are an excellent choice for monochromatic colour schemes if you are looking for something elegant and classy.
Complementary Colour Scheme:
This colour scheme has two colours that lie directly opposite each other on the colour wheel. If you choose to go for a high contrast base, this colour scheme can be vibrant and colourful, bringing life to the room. It involves integrating a warm and cool colour, as they lie on the opposite sides of the colour wheel.
Analogous Colour Scheme:
This scheme uses three colours that are adjacent to each other on the colour wheel. The analogous colour scheme can be very harmonious and relaxing. For example, combining a scheme of blue-green, green or a green and yellow is an analogous colour scheme. This scheme is a result of having a dominant colour with the two remaining colours as accents. They work well with accent walls and other large accents because the colours are naturally compatible together.
Triad Colour Scheme:
This scheme has three colours that are evenly spaced around the colour wheel. A triad colour scheme could include green, violet, and orange, so utmost care must be taken with the saturation of the colours you choose. The triad colour scheme allows you to choose one colour to dominate and keep the other two as accents just like the monochromatic colour scheme.
This colour scheme uses three colours as well where one colour is chosen first and then the colours on either side of its complementary colour are added. The split complementary scheme is slightly less striking than the complimentary scheme, however the split-complementary is a simple colour scheme to create and incorporate in to your home.
Tetradic Colour Scheme:
This scheme uses two sets of complementary colours. Using four colours can involve a lot of effort, but it can also produce a rich and satisfying colour scheme. Using a dominant colour with three accent colours can create harmony. Another way to create a pleasant tetradic scheme is to use dampened tones of the four colours. All schemes that are complementary will contain warm and cool colours which requires special care while balancing the two.