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Colours

We are surrounded by colour within natures flowers, trees, rocks, minerals and animals and we mimic these colours in our homes with soft furnishings, wall colours and art.
 
RED This colour has exciting & stimulating qualities, which is why it tends to be used in restaurants to stimulate the appetite and conversation; so a good colour to have in a dining room.
 
PINK When white is added to red it transforms it to Rose Pink, a softer more delicate colour than red it's associated with the feminine. It's a colour associated with good health and well-being; a good colour to have in a bedroom.
 
ORANGE The colour of joy, its warm invigorating nature makes it a real mood lifter. It is also the colour of creativity so this colour would be a good colour to have in a study, work place or kitchen. Orange promotes confidence and a feeling of well being.
 
YELLOW It is the colour nearest to sunlight, radiates warmth and inspiration. Yellow works with the intellect and mental inspiration, making it a beneficial colour to use in a study or place of learning. It is a happy colour and is often associated with summer, sun and happy times. Children are very often drawn to this colour. It is a colour that calms our emotions.
 
BLUE This colour promotes a sense of peace and relaxation, making it a good colour to have in a bedroom, meditation room or in a room set aside for relaxation. It is also the colour of communication so would be good to use in any communal areas of the home such as the dining room or lounge/sitting room.  Depending of the shade of blue, it can have varying effects on ones being 
 
TURQUOISE Blue is a powerful colour used in spiritual practices and is the colour of the stone 'Turquoise' which is revered by the Native American Indians.                                                                 
 
ELECTRIC Blue is used as a powerful healing and protective colour and is used in many spiritualism churches.
 
BABY BLUE can be a calming colour for children and would be a very good colour to use in a baby's bedroom.
 
GREEN The colour of balance. In nature it is the colour of life. An unassuming colour that has a soothing quality so again this would be a good choice of colour for a living room or family room, encouraging harmony within the home.
 
VIOLET This colour is a combination of the masculine energies of red and the feminine energies of blue, which gives this colour the ability to balance and calm these two energies within the home or within an individual. Bringing both physical and spiritual strength and calming to those experiencing sleep difficulties this colour would be most beneficial in a bedroom setting.

Colour Wheel

WHAT ARE THE COLOUR CATEGORIES?


The colours are divided into three categories.

  1. Primary colours- These are the three basic hues, red, blue and yellow. They are the foundation of the colour wheel and all other colours are derived from them.
  2. Secondary colours- When two primary colours are mixed, they form a secondary colour. They are orange, green and violet.
  3. Tertiary colours- When two secondary colours are mixed, they form a tertiary colour, like citron, olive, and russet.

 

WHAT IS THE COLOR WHEEL?
A colour wheel or colour circle is an abstract illustrative organization of colour hues around a circle, showing relationships between colours considered to be primary colours, secondary colours, complementary colours, etc. The colour wheel shows how each colour of the spectrum relates to every other; starting from dark (at the centre) and spreading out to light (at the perimeter). The colour wheel is a complete picture of all the available colours. In the colour wheel the primaries form a triangle with equal sides within the circle, and the secondaries form another triangle opposite to that. Each colour has a ‘complement’ which is located directly across from it on the wheel. Thus, green is the complement of red, orange is the complement of blue etc.

 

HOW CAN ONE DECIDE A COLOUR SCHEME FOR A HOUSE?

You can use the Colour Wheel to help you decide your colour scheme. You can choose from these basic types of colour schemes.

  1. Monochromatic: Where one colour is dominant, and tints and shades of this colour are used to create combinations.
  2. Analogous: Where colours that are adjacent or at least close to one and other on the Colour Wheel are used to create combinations.
  3. Triadic: Where a set of three colours more or less equidistant on the wheel are used in combination.
  4. Complementary: Where colours that are diametrically opposite on the wheel are used in combinations.
  5. Combine or Contrast: Combining or contrasting colours can give an interior its individuality, a personality of its own. For example, combine white with beige – the result is glowing sophistication. Contrast red or black with white – the result is stark, bright and stylish.
  6. Tinting, Toning or Greying: Interior designers often compensate for intensity by either tinting (adding white) or toning (adding black) or by greying (adding complementary colours). In these ways they create contrast through a change in value (lightness and darkness) or intensity (brightness and dullness). Tints and tones create a total effect that is lively and pleasing but not overwhelming.