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How to Use Color in Your Design Scheme

HOW TO USE COLOR in Your Design Scheme COLOR THEORY 101 The Color Wheel Red Blue Yellow PRIMARY COLORS Orange Green Purple SECONDARY COLORS Red- orange Yellow- orange Red- purple Yellow- green Blue- purple Blue- green TERTIARY COLORS COMPLEMENTARY COLORS Any 2 colors directly opposite of each other on the color wheel, such as: Red and green Blue and orange Yellow and purple ANALIGOUS COLORS Any 3 colors side by side on the color wheel, such as: Blue, blue-green, and green Red, red-orange, and orange CREATING AN Interior Color Scheme FURNITURE If you have brightly colored walls, Use neutral colors for large pieces like couches or loveseats If you have neutral walls, choose subdued but rich colors for furniture ACCENT PILLOWS Pick up a color from wall art or paint to create color flow Try using lighter or darker shades of the furniture color for a sophisticated look WALLS Pick a few colors that will be present in each room as a primary or an accent color Choose colors with similar undertones to maintain continuity PROVIDED BY NOME consignm ent SOURCES:

How to Use Color in Your Design Scheme

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Brightly colored walls look best when paired with neutral colored furniture while neutral colored walls work better with furniture featuring vibrant shades. Find more design information by reading thr...


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