Colour is the most powerful decorating element in our homes. Colours evoke emotions in us and affect us in ways that we are not even aware of. It has been scientifically confirmed that colours affect our mood, health, happiness in different ways. When choosing colours for your House, it is best that you make the decision instead of trusting someone else because you will be the ones who eat and sleep, entertain , play and rejuvenate in the spaces. Since there are hundreds of options in paint colours, it may seem to be a difficult task. But just as you coordinate colours everyday in what you wear, you can choose colours of your choice for your rooms. But before that, an understanding of colour and it’s basics can really be helpful.
The colours are divided into three categories as shown in the Colour wheel below.
A colour wheel or colour circle is an abstract illustrative organization of colour hues around a circle, showing relationships between colours considered to be primary colours, secondary colours, complementary colours, etc. The colour wheel shows how each colour of the spectrum relates to every other; starting from dark (at the center) and spreading out to light (at the perimeter). The colour wheel is a complete picture of all the available colours. In the colour wheel the primaries form a triangle with equal sides within the circle, and the secondaries form another triangle opposite to that. Each colour has a ‘complement’ which is located directly across from it on the wheel. Thus, green is the complement of red, orange is the complement of blue etc.
You can use the Colour Wheel to help you decide your colour scheme. You can choose from these basic types of colour schemes.
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