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The Colour Wheel

Everything comes from red yellow and blue, the primary colours.  Amazing , mix and add white or black .

The secondary colours are  formed by adding equal parts of any two primaries.

The cool colours reside on the blue green side of the wheel. These colours appear to move away making areas seem more spacious. Less so however with the darker shades.

The warm colours on the red orange and yellow side advance towards us making an area seem more intimate but smaller. They are the attention getters, great for attracting the eye.

The colours close together on the wheel will always compliment, making subtle schemes either soft in pastels or more austere in the dark shades.

The colours opposite each other on the wheel are the contrasting colours and they  can add the cheeky freshness or the bold statement to an otherwise gentle room or indeed be the scheme itself. Rooms with exclusively contrasting colours will always be dramatic.

 

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