Using Colour Schemes – A How to Guide 

With all its terminology interior design can seem like the mystic art of colour wizards, so we are going to look at some basics of colour theory. With these under your belt, you’ll soon be tackling your design projects like a pro.

Choosing a Colour

Choosing a colour (also called a hue) is where it all starts. From this simple choice you can get a lot of guidance when making decisions on your design journey. Your most trusted ally without a doubt is the colour wheel. This nifty little tool helps you figure out what colours work together. On it we have the primary colours, the secondary colours that are made from mixing two primary (for example orange made from red and yellow) and then the tertiary colours made up from mixing a primary and secondary colour (red-orange, blue-green etc). These colours don’t just add beauty to a room, they can affect our feelings too, they can make us feel happy, energised, relaxed, refreshed and inspired. Now although there are a lot of colours here, they can be broken down into two groups based on colour temperature and the atmosphere they create.