Discordant

The primary colors of red, green, and blue light make white light when mixed together. Analogous colors are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. Also referred to as saturation. Chroma is the relative strength or weakness of a color. Colors which are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green. Blue-green, blue, and blue-purple are cool colors. A monochromatic color scheme employs various tints and shades of a single color. A monotone or...

Es And Design Examples

Rior tends to feel more airy, atmospheric, and light than a warm monotone interior. To avoid unpleasant starkness, furnishings can provide a few warm accents for balance. blue, monotone color scheme has a refreshing,, atmospheric quality. The wann orange and yellow accents intensify the cool depths of blue. muted bronze colors in the classic monotone in terior at the left are further , 'X> * '' '.( ift wBKx' ko* Frank Lloyd Wright's original home and studio incorporates muted, neutral earth...

Analogous Schemes

Analogous colors, or similar hues, are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. In subdued tints and shades, they can be very harmonious. When selecting colors which are stronger and more intense, an analogous color scheme is a reasonably safe approach to achieve color harmony. The general aesthetic and psychological effect of an analogous color scheme depends on the specific colors selected. The hold, rich colors of this sitting area create a total environment. 7 he whole space becomes one...

Color Mixture In Building

Inner Architecture Warm Colours

Natural light contains all die colors of the spectrum. By breaking light down into its component parts, or spectral colors, it is possible to combine and mix the individual colors to form new ones. Additive color is the process of mixing colored light. The most common application of this can be found in theater lighting. For example, a red light overlapping a green light produces a yellow light. Colored pigments, however, behave very differently than colored light when combined or mixed. The...

Color As An Architectural Design Ingredient

Architectural and interior design consists of the manipulation < > ( many interrelated elements including space, form, structure, light, texture, and color. Unfortunately, the one ingredient in i lie interdependent mix of design elements that is most often > vcrlooked or left as an afterthought is color. To avoid this, ipproach color selection as an integral part of the design rather linn something which is applied superficially after the fact. I Effective color design does not need to...

Monotone Schemes

A monotone color scheme consists of various tints or shades of a single neutral color such as gray, beige, or cream. This type of color scheme is a safe and conservative approach to interior color design. It is also very effective when a variety of natural materials and textures are incorporated into the interior, as this allows these materials to take center stage. A neutral, monotone color scheme is by far the most foolproof and conservative approach to decorating an interior. It allows the...

Color Hierarchy And Proportions

Proportion Dominance Subordinate

The hues of the color wheel form a hierarchy, with some hues being naturally more dominant than others, even when used in precisely the same proportions. It is fairly easy to see which colors are dominant on the color wheel. As different values and chroma are introduced, the hierarchies become more complex. Changing the individual proportions of the selected colors also affects which color dominates. It is helpful to know which color will dominate in any given combination of colors. Below are a...

Interactiveness Of Color Relationships

Colors cannot be selected without talcing into account all of the adjacent colors and materials in the space. This requires examining the total environment where the colors will be used. Adjacent colors can have a very strong effect on one another therefore, it is important to be able to predict and control their interaction. By itself, a very muted color often looks absolutely neutral. Yet when placed against another contrasting, muted color, both appear to come alive and be stronger colors....

Discordant Colors For Special Effect

Sometimes bending or breaking the rules of color harmony is useful and very effective. So far, all of the color harmony principles discussed describe fairly symmetrical color balance. If these principles are followed rigorously, harmonious combinations will be achieved. However, perfect color harmony can be boring and predictable. Sometimes bending or breaking the rules of color harmony is useful and very effective. A strong discordant color thrown into a scheme can make the design more...