Colorschemes

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Colorschemes

  1. 1. Color Scheme-Color combinations based on colorwheel relationships that are known to be pleasing to the senses
  2. 2. A color scheme can either make or break a design … is your home a victim of a bad scheme?
  3. 3. When the color is right, it can: Enhance feelings of health and wellbeing Create a feeling of temperature — make the space feel warmer or cooler Transform a space — make your space feel larger, or cozy & intimate Brighten dark areas Create mystery and romance in dull area Energize ‘boring’ areas
  4. 4. Monochromatic Related color scheme Using tints, tones or shades of the same color Example: royal blue, baby blue, slate blue, navy blue
  5. 5. Monochromatic
  6. 6. Analogous  Related color scheme  Using three or more colors next to each other on the color wheel  Example: violet, red-violet, red
  7. 7. Analogous
  8. 8. Complementary Contrasting color scheme Using colors found directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Example: red & green
  9. 9. Complementary
  10. 10. Split-Complementary Contrasting color scheme Combining a color with the two colors found on either side of the original color’s complement. Example: Red, blue-green, yellow-green
  11. 11. Split-Complementary
  12. 12. Triad Contrasting color scheme Using three colors equally spaced from each other on the color wheel. Example: Red, yellow, blue
  13. 13. Triad
  14. 14. Neutral  Using only colors not found on the color wheel  Example: beige, gray, white, cre am
  15. 15. Neutral
  16. 16. Neutral with an Accent Using all neutral colors except one (accent) Example: black, white, red
  17. 17. Neutral w/ an accent
  18. 18. m&m’s need your help!1. Read instructions on the m&m’s Coloring Schemes worksheet2. You may ONLY use colored pencils or crayons; NOT markers!!! (you will need to shade colors together)3. There is a color wheel on the back of your worksheet you may need to use along with your notes to complete the worksheet.

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