Having trouble selecting colors? Take a ride around the color wheel with us as we break down the differences between analogous, complimentary, monochromatic and triadic colors. Plus get tips on the perfect color schemes for every space, style and personality.
Kick back and relax! Analogous colors are colors that sit right next to each other on the color wheel. These colors match perfectly with each other and are also said to create a serene and comfortable atmosphere!
How They Work: When using analogous colors, chose one dominate color, a second to support and a third to accent. Think of mustard and ketchup on a hot dog. The hot dog looks plain but add some ketchup and mustard and you got yourself America’s favorite food!
Opposites attract. Complimentary colors are direct opposites on the color wheel. Use these colors to add some spice to your life and space!
Inside Look: Not completely convinced that this will work in your space? No problem. Use wall décor, curtains, pillows and throws to help achieve the perfect complimentary look.
50 shades of grey. Use one color hue in all 50 (or more) shades to achieve a monochromatic look. Perfect for a balanced oasis and, an added bonus, it is easy to manage!
Secret: most paint sample cards you get from your local hardware store shows a monochromatic color scheme.
Three’s a crowd! Pick three colors equally spread out on the color wheel to create the perfect triadic design.
Tip Time: Not sure if the colors are evenly spaced? Simply take a cut out of a triangle and place one of the points on a color you want and let the rest fall into place!
There’s an app for that! Don’t let being on the move stop you from choosing your colors! Download our favorite Adobe Kuler for anywhere access to perfect color coordination!
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