The atmosphere of your can make you feel warm and secure or chilled to the bone. Color influences our mood, our behavior, or our attitude.
Bold shades can make us restless and anxious, while cooler tones keep you calm and serene. Introducing color into a room can be a bold step.
Take a look around your space. Does it feel good being there? Does if feel cold and uninviting? Or warn and cozy?
Are you afraid of color? Are your walls all white? Do you have the "usual"? Brown furniture? Are your accessories and accent pillows brown as well?
Start here with our Color Design Guide to learn more about color.
The colors you wear can be used to decorate your home. What you're wearing are the colors you'll feel most comfortable living with.
If you are afraid of using color in your decor, take small steps to incorporate new shades into your decor. Add bright or bolder shades in matching window treatments, using a colorful rug, and coordinating accessories.
Color affects emotion. It can make you feel cold and uncomfortable, or warm and relaxed.
We are visual beings and we react to what we see. Therefore color can be a great, and inexpensive way to improve your decor.
Bring color into your bland rooms. Color or the lack of it has the greatest impact on your life!
How we use color can make us feel warm and secure, or chilled to the bone. Color influences our mood, our behavior, and our attitude. It can make us feel restless and anxious, or calm and serene.
Introducing deep, rich tones can be a bold step. Choices can seem more terrifying than living with them.
Just remember paint requires the least investment. It isn't permanent. Repainting is the easiest thing.
Bright shades excite and encourage movement. Ever noticed fast food restaurants are designed in red, yellow, and orange? This creates urgency, wanting you to eat fast, and move on. Use these colors only in certain areas of your home, or as accents.
Most of us are frightened by deep rich color tones, but used correctly they can be the perfect touch your room needs.
Color is an essential part of your décor.
Learning the basics of color theory will enhance your space, and offer major impact.
It's one of the main ingredients of your room. Study and familiarize yourself to understand your options..
Researching the development of how shades and hues are composed, and how they relate will help you select the right combinations for your space.
Soft hues and neutrals calm your spirit, and causing you to stay longer and relax. Notice how relaxing to see the sky with it's shades of blue.
Use soft and neutral tones to create your "spa" bedroom and bath for your
own special retreat. Your cool color scheme can be developed
by using related shades on
the "Color Wheel".
The Color Wheel is the result of many years
of scientific analysis.
All shades, hues, and tints are derived by their relationships and combinations on this wheel. These are the basic combinations. As shown in the chart, there are many aspects.
Research color theory thoroughly to develop your scheme. Or take advantage
of the experts and utilize a favorite scheme from your idea file. Create your
own Exclusive Idea & Vision Image Collection, a file containing all your favorite ideas and options.
Colors are divided in to these categories:
PRIMARY - The three main colors from which all other colors are derived. Red, yellow, and blue.
SECONDARY - These shades result from mixing equal parts of the primary colors. Red and yellow equals orange. Yellow and blue equals green. Red and blue equals violet or purple.
TERTIARY - These hues are thirds, mixing a primary color with its nearest secondary color.
MONOCHROMATIC - which means “one
color,” and such a scheme combines
tints, shades and different values of a
This should be a scheme well balanced between cool and warm tones, and also suitable for facing the southeast or north west. Variety is achieved by using various textures. Small quantities of another color or colors can be used as an accent without destroying the monochromatic theme.
ANALOGOUS OR ADJACENT - an analogous scheme is one which uses colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. These are related in their hue: for example rose and burgundy.
COMPLEMENTARY - a complementary scheme uses two shades exactly opposite each
other on the color wheel. One of the basic rules is to use one hue for the major areas in
the room...walls or floor covering, etc. Then use the second for major upholstery