Developing a skill in using colors begins with the study and understanding of colors and their relationship to one another on the color wheel! The color wheel is a device that enables us to study these relationships from a scientific point of view and adapt them to our human view!
PRIMARY COLORS - RED, YELLOW, AND BLUE
SECONDARY COLORS - ORANGE, VIOLET, AND GREEN
TERTIARY COLORS -RED-ORANGE, ORANGE-YELLOW, YELLOW-GREEN, GREEN-BLUE, VIOLET-RED
1. Monochromatic-The use of one single hue with varying values and intensities
2. Monotone- The use of a single hue with a single value
3. Analogous- The use of a few adjacent hues
4. Complimentary- The use of hues that are directly opposite from each other
5. Split-complimentary- The use of adjacent hues of the direct compliment
The proper balance of color and its properties plays a very important role. The use of color in a room is dependent on many factors; such as size and quantity of furniture in the room, but most importantly, the personal preferences, -the likes and dislikes- of the OCCUPANTS! Many people thrive on bright and vibrant colors, while others prefer softer tones....YOUR individual tastes will help guide you but never be afraid to "try on something new" once in a while!