Already half way through SEPTEMBER, YIKES!!!!!!
This segment is for your information…….DESIGNING WITH COLOUR
WHEEL OF COLOUR
A colour wheel shows how primary, secondary and tertiary colours relate to one another, which is key to successful colour schemes.
The three primary colours are red, yellow, and blue. Primary colours are those that can’t be obtained by mixing other colours together. Different combinations of primary colours, along with black and white, form the basis for all colours that exist.
The colours green, orange and violet are known as the secondary colours. When you mix equal amounts of two primary colours, secondary colours are produced.
Each secondary colour is a product of the two primary colours closest to it on the colour wheel. For example, if you mix blue and yellow, you get green.
In addition to primary and secondary colours, the colour wheel also displays thetertiary colours These colours are produced when you mix a primary colour with an equal amount of a secondary colour.
Tertiary colours are a product of the two colours beside it on the wheel. For example, mixing blue with green will give you blue-green.
The term hue simply refers to a pure colour, one without added white or black. It can also be used to describe colours that are derived from other pure colours. For example, a colour can be described as having a red hue, or a blue-green hue. The colour wheel displays hues.
TINTS AND SHADES
A tint is produced when you add white to a colour. A shade is produced when you add black.
A tone is a darker version of a colour. The tone of a colour is altered when you ad its complement or grey. For example, by adding orange to blue, you are toning the colour down and making it less intense.
Look at the wheel—starting at the centre and working out, you have SHADE, TONE, TINT and then HUE on the outside edge.
Colour is everywhere you turn. No matter where you are in the world, you’re always surrounded by an infinite number of shades and hues.
Decorating magazines are a natural jumping-off point for gathering inspiration, but don’t limit yourself to them. Movies, paintings, fashion, places you’ve visited—they’re all fantastic resources. When you spot something you like, whether it’s the colour of a sweater or the pattern on a luxe soap’s packaging, save it. Tote your camera around and take pictures of objects and scenes that tickle your fancy.
PAINTING is the easiest and often least expensive way to make dramatic and instant impact on a room.
Most people don’t realize that colour is not just a physical presence in our lives—it also has a real psychological impact. Not only does colour affect our perception of space, it can also influence our mental state.
Every colour is associated with particular psychological elements.
BLUE is one of the most popular colours to use for bedrooms and study rooms. Blue is closely associated with peace, relaxation and meditation. It brings to mind calming images of the sea and sky and also lowers blood pressure.
BROWN is one of the most comforting colours. It reminds people of soothing things such as the earth, trees, chocolate and creamy coffee. Because brown is a neutral colour, it can be used in a variety of colour schemes. It is most often used for furniture, but can also be incorporated as an effective decorating colour for walls, bedding and other accent pieces.
RED is the colour of love, passion and romance. It’s an exciting hue that will get your heart beating faster. Because it stimulates brain activity, red is a good colour to use in rooms such as offices where a lot of mental work takes place. Red easily grabs people’s attention so it’s also useful if you want to add a lot of drama to the room.
VIOLET was once the colour of royalty and it continues to be associated with wealth and luxury. It is often used to symbolize power. A room with a violet theme suggests the homeowner is confident and stylish. Violet is said to be good for meditation; however, some studies suggest it should be avoided for people who suffer from depression.
YELLOW is most often associated with sunshine and light. It’s preceived as a very happy colour and can often lift people’s spirits. Yellow is also associated with warmth, intellect and imagination and is said to encourage creativity.
ORANGE is one of the most active and vibrant colours. It is often associated with autumn and the warmth of fire. Orange is a cheerful colour and is said to encourage socialization. It is therefore, good for places where people gather.
GREEN is the colour of nature. It is a comforting colour that relieves tension and worry. It is commonly associated with youth, growth, relaxation, and is said to help provide restful sleep.
WHITE is one of the easiest colours to incorporate into any design. It coordinates with every colour and can tone down intense hues. It is associated with purity, peace and cleanliness.
BLACK adds a contemporary touch to any room. It works well with minimalist designs that incorporate modern furniture and lots of open space. Black creates interesting contrast when used as an accent colour, particularly with white.
Add fun to your interiors by introducing hits of colour in these surprising places……..
- KITCHEN BACKSPLASH
- INSIDE OF GLASS-FRONT CABINETS
- TRIM AND MOULDING
And colour that can be changed easily
- LAMPS AND LAMPSHADES
- THROW CUSHIONS
- PAINTED CANVASES
I’ve only just touched on the topic of COLOUR, and could just keep going.
I hope this bit of information gives you some help when trying to choose that perfect colour. (Any of your paint supply stores will be more than happy to help….or you can just call ME, JC Redesigns (705)727-6282
Have a great week….Until next time, Judy
Contact me if you would like to book an appointment, or have questions you need answered, at (705) 727-6282 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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