Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Colour Love

One of my favorite daily reads, Emma Dime, has put out an fabulous new article regarding design guidelines. Just like on the first day of Interior Design school, pulling out our paints and color fans. Design guidelines will cover all senses of design, starting with color!
Following the simple primary steps of color combinations will allow your space to look polished and extremely well put together, that professional look you may be wanting to achieve!

When it comes to creating palettes, there are no rules. But using the below three palette tricks is always a good place to start when picking a set of colors that will compliment each other nicely.
Monochrome / A monochrome palette uses just one color (hue) in a range of light and dark shades. In the example above, I used the lovely red/orange as my base color.
Analogous / This set of colors describes the use of hues that are close to one another on the color wheel. Analogous palettes are great for clients who need to deliver a calming message, like a yoga studio or spa.
Complimentary / This palette is the mix of two colors opposite one another on the color wheel, such as purple and yellow or red and green. The effect is dramatic and eye catching.
Hue / Another word for color.
Warm / The red, yellow and orange colors found on the color wheel.
Cool / The blue, green and purple colors found on the color wheel.
Tint / A color made lighter by adding white.
Shade / A color made darker by adding black.

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