Warm Up With Color
Because we spend our first and last waking hours at home, we could use stimulation with a daily dose of upbeat color.
The Color Wheel
Stop! Don't decorate a room without knowing the relationships of colors first. Remember these points when using a color wheel for updating your home.
- Complementary colors are located directly opposite one another on the wheel. So, if you're looking for something that goes well with blue, pick orange. Likewise, green looks good with red.
- Colors adjacent to primaries are also trustworthy. For example, blue can be well suited to a range of both greens and purples.
- The terms "shade" and "tone" refer to the intensity of a color. To make paint darker, add black. To lighten a color, mix in white. Varying shades or tones of the same base color can work together as well.
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