Saturday, March 14, 2009

How To Select Carpets Part 2

How to select colors

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Field Colors: Field colors refer to the dominating color of the color scheme. Once this is established, work with three suggested types of color schemes:

A. Monochromatic- A color scheme which uses one color in various shades- the same color, but different hues of it, such as light blue, medium blue, and dark blue.

B. Complimentary- A colors scheme which uses colors opposite of each other on the color wheel, such as mauve and teal. Generally speaking, one color will be the main field with a complimentary color used as an accent.

C. Analogous- A color scheme which uses colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel, such yellow and green or blue and purple.

Accent Colors: Accent colors refers to those in furnitures, draperies, upholstery and accessories.

Neutral Colors: Neutral colors coordinate with almost any color. They are: beige, light shades of blue, mauve or gray.

Pastel Colors: Pastel colors are soft blush colorations of peach, coral, seafoam green, soft blues or dusty mauve. These colors provide good decorating flexibility and can be as adaptable as any neutral color.

Ice Cream Colors: Ice cream colors are the bright colors of sherbet, raspberry, watermelon, peach, cherry, etc. Are usually used in bedrooms or in very upscale contemporary decor.

Pottery Colors: Pottery colors are of the rust, yellow and orange family. it is a newcomer as a direct result of the Southwestern influence on the industry.

Jewel Tones: Jewel tones are a deep rich colorations of emerald green and ruby red, pearlwhite, turquoise, etc. Used in areas where a certain degree of sophistication and elegance is needed.

Color Tips:
Lighter colors give the impression of bigger sized rooms.
Warm feeling colors are: red, yellow and orange.
Calm feeling colors are: light green, blue and purple.

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