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Basic color selection rules must be learned.
You need a basic understanding of the effects of natural and artificial light on interior spaces.
scale and balance
If the proportions are wrong, an interior space will look strange or uncomfortable. In general try to center and line elements up where possible.
texture and pattern
These add areas of visual interest in a space.
those colors that can not be mixed from other colors. There are 3 primary colors: yellow, red and blue.
the colors that are the result of mixing two primary colors. There are 3 secondary colors: orange, green and purple
When you mix a primary and a secondary color, the result is a ______ color. These have descriptive names such as red-orange, yellow-orange, blue-green, etc.
Hue is another name for color
Simply the lightness or darkness of a color (how much black and/or white it has in it).
intensity or saturation
Vividness of hue or color; degree of difference from a grey of the same lightness or brightness (Neutral colors have low saturation.
Refers to the warmth or coolness of a color. Research has shown that certain colors stimulate us and increase our temperature slightly, and some colors relax us and decrease our temperature. Warm hues are yellow, yellow-orange, red-orange, red and red-violet. The cool hues are yellow-green, blue-green, blue and blue-violet; in other words, they are usually related to blue, with the coolest being blue-green.
This is when most spaces are painted using a single neutral color. It is the most commonly used color scheme.
If you choose 2 or 3 colors next to each other on the color wheel you have produced an _________color scheme.
these colors look great together in the right proportions. Making use of this fact when painting and decorating a home is referred to as using a _________ color scheme.
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