Colour Wheel

Made up from a combination of primary, secondary and tertiary colours, the colour wheel is commonly used as a guide in choosing colours. To obtain different tints and shades, white or black are mixed in the colours. For example, pink is a tint of red, and maroon is a shade of red. Generally, there are a few colour schemes that you can explore by using the colour wheel.

Monochromatic Colour Scheme

Uses different intensities and values of a single colour to produce a simplistic design.

Analogous Colour Scheme

Uses two or more different colours that are adjacent to each other on the colour wheel, giving more variety yet a harmonious environment.

Complementary Colour Scheme

Uses colours opposite of each other on the colour wheel, producing good contrast and bringing liveliness to the environment.

Triad Colour Scheme

Combines three colours that are equidistant on the colour wheel, bringing both variety and vividness to the surroundings while maintaining harmony. For best results, it is best to use one dominant colour with the other two as accompanying colours.

Now that you have a basic idea on how to choose colours, why not try one of these for your rooms?