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Balance

Balance

via Home Adore To achieve balance in a color scheme, a strong color is paired with another strong color, in terms of both value and intensity. Lower intensity colors create a calm, restrained mood that’s subtle and serene, while higher intensity colors create a more...
Neutrals

Neutrals

via Architectural Digest An achromatic or neutral color is any color that lacks chromatic content, including white, black, and all grays. Near neutrals include browns, tans, pastels, and darker colors of any hue or lightness. Neutrals are achieved by mixing pure...
Warm and Cool Accents

Warm and Cool Accents

via Wayfair For a room to feel well-rounded and complete, an accent of a cool hue is added in a room with a warm color scheme. An example is placing a green plant in a yellow room. For a room with a cool color scheme to be more alive, it needs a little bit of warm...
Complementary, Analogous, and Triads

Complementary, Analogous, and Triads

via Wayfair Complementary colors are colors that lay opposite each other on the color wheel. When complementary colors are paired, each color will make the other look more vivid. Hues that lay beside each other on the color wheel are called analogous colors. These...
Color Theory

Color Theory

via Traditional Home The color wheel is the easiest way to visualize how hues relate to each other. Traditionally, the primary colors – red, blue, and yellow – are the colors from which all other colors can be mixed. Consulting the color wheel is helpful in...