Understaning ColourThe color wheel can help you in choosing a colour scheme for a room or your entire home by visually illustrating various color harmonies.
A monochromatic colour scheme uses shades of the same colour (colour swatch). It creates a sophisticated and elegant look.
An analogous colour scheme uses consecutive colors on the color wheel (yellow, yellow-orange, orange) to create a pleasing palette.
A complementary colour scheme is two colors that oppose each other on the color wheel. Complementary colors enhance one another, adding interest and energy to the decor.
A split complement colour scheme combines hues to the left or right of its complement on the colour wheel.
Triad colour schemes include any three colours that are equally spaced on the colour wheel (red-orange, yellow-green, blue-violet). When a triad colour scheme is used, one shade is dominant, another is a secondary colour, and the third is an accent color.