Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Colours, Colours and Colours...

Colour is a sensation.

When you paint a wall red or when you buy a curio or painting to spice up your room, did you know that a colour in its pure (or saturated) form is good if reserved for small areas? Backgrounds and large areas are easy to live with if they are somewhat dull, grayed or neutralised (using neutral colours like black, white, grey).

Placement of one colour near another makes a lot of difference too. If red is placed with yellow, it gives a warm feeling... but if green is placed with yellow, it gives a cool feeling. Warm colours advance and gives a 'small' feeling whereas cool colours recede to give a spacious feeling.

There are many schemes on how to use colours. Some of them are:
  • Monochromatic
  • Analogous or Related
  • Complimentary or Contrasting
  • Accented
A neat & careful selection makes a whole lot of difference. The colours will talk about you!

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