Paul Anater
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color wheel

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Here's a good example of a basic color wheel. It's a great tool to use to learn about the relationships among colors. When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
I talked before about how to use the color wheel to devise some basic color schemes. It also can help you determine the temperature of a color. The basic color wheel is split into two halves, a warm half and a cool half. The warm half runs from red through yellow-green. The cool half runs from green through red-violet. This is not an arbitrary division. Our eyes and brains perceive different wavelengths of light as colors. Red wavelengths come from higher temperatures than blue wavelengths. That's important if you're studying physics, but how that applies to interior design is that warm colors tend to advance and cool colors tend to recede.
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Blue-Yellow-Red color wheel. The reason these color combinations work so well is because they are complementary colors, meaning they sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Using colors to either side of complementary colors softens the contrast.More: How to Work With the Color WheelFavorite Color Combinations: Turquoise and RedHow to Pick the Right YellowHow to Pick the Right BlueHow to pick the right paint
Tinting your own paint is as simple as pouring colors in and mixing with your paint mixer drill attachment — but getting the perfect shade takes extra work. Knowledge of the color spectrum and how colors are created is helpful. Use a color wheel, like the basic version pictured here, while mixing paint as well as planning the overall design scheme.
Opposing colors. Once you’ve hooked into that initial accent, add layers with colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. Purple accents, for example, work best with yellows, Blues will work great with oranges and so on.

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Opposing colors. Once you’ve hooked into that initial accent, add layers with colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. Purple accents, for example, work best with yellows, Blues will work great with oranges and so on.
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Here's a good example of a basic color wheel. It's a great tool to use to learn about the relationships among colors. When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together
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Here's a good example of a basic color wheel. It's a great tool to use to learn about the relationships among colors. When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
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Here's a good example of a basic color wheel. It's a great tool to use to learn about the relationships among colors. When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
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Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
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A word about size. Beyond color, pattern and texture, you also have to navigate through endless sizes. Size will help convey the statement you'd like to make with your pillow selection. Twelve- and 16-inch square or round pillows, for example, will offer subtler touches over, say, 24-inch squares. For greater impact use a variety of sizes. Paul Anater Opposing colors. Once you’ve hooked into that initial accent, add layers with colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. Purple accents, for example, work best with yellows, Blues will work great with oranges and so on
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Opposing colors. Once you’ve hooked into that initial accent, add layers with colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. Purple accents, for example, work best with yellows, Blues will work great with oranges and so on.
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Opposing colors. Once you’ve hooked into that initial accent, add layers with colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. Purple accents, for example, work best with yellows, Blues will work great with oranges and so on.
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Here's a good example of a basic color wheel. It's a great tool to use to learn about the relationships among colors. When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
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Pick Accent Color 2nd Accent color = opposite of 1st accent
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Opposing colors. Once you’ve hooked into that initial accent, add layers with colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. Purple accents, for example, work best with yellows, Blues will work great with oranges and so on.
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COLOR WHEEL:Opposing colors. Once you’ve hooked into that initial accent, add layers with colors from opposite sides of the color wheel. Purple accents, for example, work best with yellows, Blues will work great with oranges and so on.
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The answer to those questions is in the color wheel. You can use the color wheel to devise some basic color schemes, and it also can help you determine the temperature of a color. The basic color wheel is split into two halves, a warm half and a cool half. The warm half runs from red through yellow-green. The cool half runs from green through red-violet. This is not an arbitrary division. Our eyes and brains perceive different wavelengths of light as colors. Red wavelengths come from higher temperatures than blue wavelengths. How that applies to interior design is that warm colors tend to advance, or draw in space, and cool colors tend to recede, or feel more open and expansive.
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The answer to those questions is in the color wheel. You can use the color wheel to devise some basic color schemes, and it also can help you determine the temperature of a color. The basic color wheel is split into two halves, a warm half and a cool half. The warm half runs from red through yellow-green. The cool half runs from green through red-violet. This is not an arbitrary division. Our eyes and brains perceive different wavelengths of light as colors. Red wavelengths come from higher temperatures than blue wavelengths. How that applies to interior design is that warm colors tend to advance, or draw in space, and cool colors tend to recede, or feel more open and expansive.
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Here's a good example of a basic color wheel. It's a great tool to use to learn about the relationships among colors. When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
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Blue-Yellow-Red color wheel. The reason these color combinations work so well is because they are complementary colors, meaning they sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Using colors to either side of complementary colors softens the contrast.
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Tinting your own paint is as simple as pouring colors in and mixing with your paint mixer drill attachment — but getting the perfect shade takes extra work. Knowledge of the color spectrum and how colors are created is helpful. Use a color wheel, like the basic version pictured here, while mixing paint as well as planning the overall design scheme.
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Blue-Yellow-Red color wheel. The reason these color combinations work so well is because they are complementary colors, meaning they sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Using colors to either side of complementary colors softens the contrast.
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Blue-Yellow-Red color wheel. The reason these color combinations work so well is because they are complementary colors, meaning they sit directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Using colors to either side of complementary colors softens the contrast.
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Color wheel for aiding in color decisions.
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Here's a good example of a basic color wheel. It's a great tool to use to learn about the relationships among colors. When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
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When you see a color wheel, there are colors in opposite positions on it. Opposing colors are said to be complementary colors, because they work well together.
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Will says: If you want to create a more balanced and harmonious scheme, I would advise going for a triadic approach; this is when you decorate with three colours that are equally spaced around the colour wheel."
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