We’re excited about the trends that are emerging for 2012. The colors are fresh, bright, warm, and happy-feeling. As we unveil a great color combination that will yield many years of satisfaction, comfort, and wear in your home décor, we’d like to share a lesson from the color wheel to demonstrate why the complimentary color scheme in our photo works so well together.
The color wheel is a helpful tool we designers use to illustrate a color palette for our clients’ rooms. Sir Isaac Newton arranged the principal colors of red, yellow, and blue into a circle in 1666, fanning it out to display the colors that are born from these Primary hues and illustrating their relationship with one another. Since then, artists, designers, and scientists have used the rainbow of colors to influence their work.
Derived from an equal mix of two Primary colors come orange, green, and purple. If you add more of one Primary color than the other, it forms Tertiary colors yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green and yellow-green.
In our feature photo, we use two colors that appear close to each other on the color wheel, orange and pink, and accent it with a shade of green that appears opposite it on the color wheel. Colors that appear opposite each other are called Complementary colors, and rightly so, as we believe they draw a lot of compliments when paired together as we’ve done here!
Most people don’t even notice the beige color at first glance. Beige is in the neutral family and serves well as a background color to this trio.
Where can you picture this color combination in your home?
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