A colour wheel is an organization of colour hues around a circle, showing the relationships between primary, secondary and tertiary colours. We use a colour wheel in the studio when looking at colours for our projects with our Clients. The wheel can be used to help our Clients feel comfortable with colour schemes:1) Tonal:
Using one colour from the wheel but varying tones of it throughout the room. 2) Harmonious:
Picking colours next to one another on the wheel - these colour relationships are easy to live with 3) Complementary:
Contrasting colours sit opposite each other on the wheel and inject life into a scheme. Where to use warm colours?
(sit on the yellow to red range of the colour wheel): - Areas where you want people to feel welcomed Where to use cool colours?
(sit on the blue/green range of the colour wheel):
How to link rooms with colour?
- Areas that you want to relax
- Spaces that you want to feel bigger
- More Private rooms
- A lot of the spaces we design are open plan and so the line at which you stop a colour can be challenging. We look to choose harmonious colours for rooms that open up on to one another. We often try to keep woodwork the same colour to provide continuity.