Interior Decorating Tips Using the Color Wheel

Interior Decorating Tips Using the Color Wheel


Finding the right colors for rooms in your
home can be a decorating challenge but there is a trick to choosing a color scheme that
decorators love and you can use too. It’s the color wheel. We see color based on how
light reflects off of a surface. The segments of the color wheel represent the science behind
color, and also show how colors relate to each other. The wheel has three primary colors,
red, blue and yellow; Three secondary colors, green, violet and orang; and six tertiary
colors; red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple, and red-purple. Here’s
how the color wheel works. Colors are laid out on the wheel according to their color
relationships. Learning how colors affect each other will help you create successful
color schemes and also set the type of mood you want in your room. For example, the colors
in an analogous scheme all sit next to each other on the color wheel. This room uses blues
and greens and the result is a harmonious room with plenty of visual variety. On the
flip side, complimentary color schemes are made up of colors opposite to each other on
the color wheel such as purple and yellow. Because these colors reflect like completely
differently, they create a dynamic vibrant look when paired together. Adding white or
black to a color also creates variety. Take blue for example. Adding white creates what’s
called a tint, and adding black creates a shade. While both of these are blue, they
can be used to create a totally different decorating vibe. The value or brightness of
a color is also an attribute to know. Higher value colors are more intense while lower
value colors are more mellow. Knowing how different colors relate to each other and
understanding a color’s tone and intensity, we’ll help you create the ideal color scheme
for any space in your home. Start your scheme with a color you love and decide what type
of mood you want your room to have. Then, use the color wheel to help choose the accent
colors and tints that will make the room look great. Explore more color schemes at bhg.com/colorvideos.

10 thoughts on “Interior Decorating Tips Using the Color Wheel

  1. Perfeito muito bem elaborado, você pode encontrar dicas decoração no www.qualyartpinturas.com.br

  2. this video mistakes value for saturation. A higher value means the color is darker and a lower value means it's lighter. Blue has a higher value than yellow – in other words, yellow is lighter than blue. A highly saturated color is closest in vibrancy to the colors of the rainbow while less saturated colors are closer to grey.

  3. My younger son will be 18 soon …he has west bedroom…n sleeping disorder & needs anger management too…wht colour should I paint his bedroom with???plzzz guide

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