All of us have a basic understanding of the colour wheel, what are primary and secondary colours and how colour combinations work together. Everyone may have different paint colour ideas or room paint ideas and their interpretation and knowledge of colour wheel can be limited to or much more than blending and mixing red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple and brown. Knowing the various colours’ characters and schemes helps boost the room paint ideas’ creativity and colour knowledge and also, it is essential for executing wall painting ideas right.
So here are your colour inspirations and compositions for developing great room painting ideas and polishing your skills to imagine and demonstrate your paint ideas differently.
The colour wheel has primary, secondary and tertiary hues. Primary include blue, yellow and red; secondary include: orange, violet and green; and tertiary colours include: yellow-orange, blue-violet, blue-green, red-orange, red-violet and yellow-green.
It is fun to experiment with colour schemes. Individuals choose and mix colours according to their choices and paint ideas. With two or more colours having a specific relationship with each other on the colour wheel, many harmonic combinations can be created. While working on paint ideas to develop colour schemes, it becomes crucial to know the extended range (includes tints, hues, shades and tones) of each colour. As it will help come up with various powerful colour saturation and sparing use of colour combinations.
If this is your first time and not sure how to start, visit your nearby hardware store to get the right type of paint. You can pick your colour inspiration from colour palette chips or swatches in the hues and shades you like. To see how two hues or shades look together, keep them next to each other and modify your palette according to your taste and idea. Once you decide on the colour palette, you can create new hues as well by mixing and mingling unified greys and other colour variations matching to the swatches.
With the basic and common colour schemes, you can create a huge variety of room colour combinations and room painting ideas. For the designer inspired colour combinations in paint colour ideas and schemes you may pick schemes like analogous colour schemes (use three or more colours place next to one another on the colour wheel), monochromatic colour schemes (use tones, tints and shades within the same colour family), complementary colour scheme (uses colours opposite on the colour wheel), a combination of four colours evenly spaced around the wheel or a tetrad (four) colour scheme made from two complementary colours.
For the wall painting ideas which are different than usual and are in trend, you can use analogous complementary colour schemes by using three analogous colours with one colour complementing the middle tones of one analogous colour. Or for a little dramatic effect, you can go for split complementary colour schemes which use one root colour with two colours on either side of the root colour’s complement.
Here are some tips and Dulux Paint ideas that are going to be useful while creating a colour scheme to match your paint colour ideas.
Before venturing on the most difficult task on hand, having references makes work easy, directional and coordinated. As it helps in eliminating the colours and ideas you don’t want to incorporate. But refrain from copying the entire reference you have in mind because your house should bear a unique personality like you.
Any colour composition or wall painting ideas become successful only if they strengthen the visual appeal and quality of the house. And for that, it is vital to keep the architectural design in mind.
For having an enhanced colour composition, don’t be afraid of making a few experiments if you are not sure about any colour scheme. Buy the sample from your nearest Dulux store or order them online to see if your colour scheme is going to be in line with your room painting ideas. For example, you can start with analogous colours like blues and greens, complementary colours like reds and greens, analogous complementary like yellows and oranges, etc.
While working and deciding on colour schemes, it works best if you choose one dominating colour and the rest of the colours as subordinate colours. Though there is no limit imposed on personal preferences as well as traditional schemes but colours get more grace, appeal and value in different proportions when they are applied in unequal amounts. This gives the room colour painting an overall mood and vibe.
For more clarity on the colour compositions and schemes, you can talk to colour experts and consultants available at Dulux. For product details and colour inspirations, don’t forget to explore choose a product and ideas section on the website.