Great Paint Color Schemes- Black, White and Shades of Gray

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my recent series of blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, Complimentary, Diad, Triad, Tetrad, Split-Complimentary and Double Complimentary.Today, lets talk about using black, white and shades of gray.  To catch up on these other color schemes see my articles Celebrate Your Favorite Color- Go Monochromatic and Create Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Double-Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad, triad and tetrad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Split-Complimentary!A tetrad uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts it may feel like Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Split-Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad, triad and tetrad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Split-Complimentary!A double-complimentary scheme uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Tetrad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad and triad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Tetrad!A tetrad uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts it may feel like too much. You can use Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Triad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary and diad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Triad!A triad uses three colors with the equal distance between all colors on the color wheel, causing no clear dominance of one color.So, let's create a triad color scheme with the blue we have been Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Do a Diad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous and complimentary schemes. Today, lets look at Diad! A diadic or diad color scheme uses two colors that are separated by one color on the color wheel.So, let's create a Diad color scheme with the blue we have been working with in the last several articles. Read more [...]

Opposite Colors Attract – Go Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.  Often, we start the conversation by talking about the limitations, or the box of colors you need to stay within based on your fixed finishes. In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic and analogous schemes. Today, lets look at complimentary schemes.Complimentary color schemes are based on using two hues that are opposite Read more [...]

Create a Harmonious Color Scheme – Go Analogous

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.  Often, we start the conversation by talking about the limitations, or the box of colors you need to play with based on your fixed finishes.In my last article, Celebrate Your Favorite Color- Go Monochromatic, we talked about how you could take your favorite color and celebrate it in all it’s glory with a monochromatic color scheme. Simple and easy!What if you would like a little more color variety,  but still want something that is simple Read more [...]

Celebrate Your Favorite Color – Go Monochromatic

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.  Often, we start the conversation by talking about the limitations, or the box of colors you need to stay within based on your fixed finishes. Today, let’s talk about something more fun. If you could take your favorite color and celebrate it in all it’s glory, what could that look like? Monochromatic!Monochromatic color schemes are based on a single hue and use various shades, tones and tints of that color. Picture your favorite color Read more [...]

I Bet You Made These Three Color Mistakes

I Bet you. Why? Because most people do. Why? Because this bad advice is all over the internet. Why? Because people continue to repeat this bad information on blogs and in forums, so most people think it is true. Mistake #1-Testing paint colors against a white background People often think white is a perfect neutral background to see the true characteristics of the color they are testing.  Looking at your color against the old paint color can affect your perception of the new color. White Read more [...]