Colour takes on a different meaning for everyone, and we all have different preferences based on our personal experiences and individual outlooks. But colours can be used to create a mood and evoke an emotional response when you enter a space. For example, a space can have a dynamic, tranquil, romantic or even contemplative mood. Colour can also be used to control temperature, or how a colour feels in a space.
Where to Begin.
Once you understand what emotion you want to evoke, our Design Team often starts with a single colour that ties to that emotion and then builds complementary colours around it.
So how do you decide on complementary colours?
Another way is to start with your primary colour and find its complementary colour (the one right across from it on the colour wheel). Then find the colours on either side of the complementary colour. Those two colours and your original colour make up a split complementary colour scheme.
Or the absolute, most simple way to pair colours, is to use the colour palettes below.
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