The Color Wheel

Today I want to talk about one of the most important aspects of interior design, color theory! let’s take a look at this color wheel and address all of these properties.

Primary Colors: This stands for the group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained through mixing. The members of the primary color group are red, blue, and yellow.

Secondary Colors: A secondary color is any color that results from the mixing of any of the two primary colors. The secondary colors are green, orange, and purple. Blue and yellow makes green. Red and yellow makes orange and blue and red makes purple.

Intermediate Colors: There are 6 intermediate colors and they consist of two versions of all secondary colors. yellow-green and blue-green, because you mix yellow and blue to get green. red-orange and yellow-orange, because red and yellow make orange. red-purple and blue-purple because red and blue makes purple.

Analogous Colors: Analogous colors are groups of 3 colors next to each other on the color wheel that all share a common primary, secondary or intermediate (tertiary) color.

Complementary Colors: Complementary colors are opposite hues on the color wheel. They usually consist of one primary and one secondary color. These colors tend to complement each other in art pieces and in design.

Split Complementary Colors: Split-complementary is a color scheme using one primary color and two secondary colors. Instead of using a complementary color, the hue directly across from the primary color. The two colors directly next to the complementary hue.

Hue: Hue refers to the dominant Color Family of the specific color we’re looking at. White, Black and Grey are never referred to as a Hues.

Tint: Tint is a mixture of a color with white, which reduces darkness.

Shade: Shade is a mixture with black, which increases darkness.