A colour wheel shows you how colours relate to each other and visually demonstrates the relationship between primary, secondary and tertiary colours. You can use the colour wheel to develop colour schemes with these several key approaches.
This is a variation of a single colour. Monochromatic schemes are serene and relaxing. Light tones create a relaxed delicate feel, whereas dark tones can feel moody and dramatic. Mixing light and dark tones adds interest and a touch of energy.
#Purples are luxurious and can feel either warm or cool, depending on the undertones. They can be elegant and can feel quite formal in deeper, darker tones. In lighter or more muted shades they can give the impression of a casual and more relaxed setting. Purples can be used in bedrooms, playrooms, formal living and dining spaces. They can also help create a dramatic mood as a hallway or entry colour, especially in the darker tones.
These colours can be found on the opposite sides of the colour wheel, such as blue and orange, red and green or purple and yellow. Used together, the colours appear brighter
The split complementary colour scheme is a variation of the complementary colour scheme. In addition to the base colour, it uses two colours adjacent to its complement. This colour scheme features less contrast, making it for the less confident.
Colours that are not in the same colour “family” or that aren’t exactly harmonious can work very well together. By using a bold or deep colour from one area of the colour spectrum and using a lighter colour from a different family, the overall impact can be quite striking.
Blues can create a tranquil and calming atmosphere in your home. Dark blues can add a sophistication and moodiness to the space whilst lighter blues can add a sense of calm. Blue is a versatile colour and can be easily schemed with many other colours for the interior or exterior.
This approach uses three different colours on the colour wheel. They can be monochromatic, complimentary or contrasting. The results are harmonious but are a little more vibrant.