Hues and Shades
What We mean here are the colours not really featured in the
rainbow and certainly darker than the pastels.
The Tans and Ochres
The deep shades will hold a mix of colours within them. Look at
the colour wheel or experiment with paint till you get to see what
makes up the particular colour
you can check out its properties in the rainbow section to help get
a feel for its effect.
Greys can be soft and stylish. Gentle on the
eye. But you have to get it right. It will need to have flair
or style to it ,to avoid being dull. Grey in itself is
not very enlivening so we would suggest a dash of something
else to create interest.
Adding pastel accents will keep the room soft
and it is fairly easy to do. Just check that you are adding
the right colours for the feel you want. Lemon would be cool
and refreshing for example while pinks would add warmth
|Browns are easier to use with other earth tones.
Think of nature but again be careful to avoid drab.
Terracottas warm up while creams stay more subtle.
Again brown is not the most stimulating of colours and we would always advise caution. If you know what you are doing
then browns can be stunning but it is very easy to get dull
The Colour Wheel |
The Rainbow |
The Naturals |
Black & White