Color Coordination Made Easy: Lessons From the Color Wheel

Deciding whether or not you like a particular color may not pose extreme difficulty; however, when it comes to choosing an entire color scheme, exhaustion may quickly ensue. Five Star Painting® locations are color experts, and that’s why we’ve decided to save you hours of sorting through paint chips by drafting this easy-to-understand color coordination guide. This is the color wheel, an extremely useful tool in coordinating color harmonies.

The color wheel can be divided into two sides, warm and cool.

If you want your room to reflect passion, happiness, enthusiasm and energy, use warm colors.

Cool colors are often used to evoke a sense of professionalism or calmness.

Different combinations from the color wheel can be used to create an aesthetically pleasing color scheme in your home.Complementary colors are any two colors that are found directly opposite of each other on the color wheel.

Complementary colors are great to use if you want to highlight important parts of your room, like a piece of furniture or an accent wall. Be careful to use complementary colors sparingly. If used in excess, the high contrast of complementary colors can make your room too busy.

Analogous colors are found on any given side of the color wheel.

Analogous color combinations are often found in nature and are naturally harmonious and pleasing to the eye. These colors usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs.

Triadic colors are considered by some to be the best color scheme. Often referred to as the “power of three,” triadic colors are found by drawing an equilateral triangle on the color wheel.

This combination is often used in interior design by anchoring one shade as the background color and using the remaining two as complimentary colors.

Which color combination best matches your personality?

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