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Color is a powerful aspect of interior and exterior decorating. Everyone knows that a fresh coat of paint can transform any space from drab to fab in a matter of hours, especially when you are in the midst of a kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling project. However, many people do not know how to choose their paint. Choosing paint is not as simple as grabbing a swatch, handing it over to the paint associate and having them whip up a gallon or two. While that is one option, it is not the best option.


Choosing your color shade is more of a science than you might think. Take a color wheel for example. Color wheels display colors in a circle to show the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, analogous colors and complementary colors. Primary colors are blue, red and yellow. Secondary colors are colors made by mixing and two primary colors, such as green; which is made from yellow and blue. Complementary colors are located across from each other on a color wheel. These colors are best used together because they are pleasing to the eye when in unison. Complementary examples are red and green, purple and yellow, and blue and orange. Analogous colors are located directly next to each other on the color wheel and generally create a striking color contrast when used side by side in a room. Analogous examples are orange and yellow. Randomly choosing a color, shade of color or pair of colors can be detrimental to any kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling design.


Having the right combination of colors in your kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling design can help you to have a balanced and esthetically pleasing room. Once you have chosen your color combination, there are general guidelines that can be followed to help ensure that you are choosing the right amount of colors. One of the easiest guidelines is called the 60-30-10 rule. Designers agree that the right combination three colors help to transform your room into a cohesive and esthetically pleasing space. The 60-30-10 rule states that there should be 60 percent of your primary color, thirty percent of your secondary color and 10 percent of your accent color, which is generally a complementary color or a bold pop of color.


You can also contrast warm and cool colors to help keep balance within your space. On the color wheel, warm color examples span from yellow to red violet, while cool colors are blues and greens. The right balance and combination of color can help you to have a cohesive and esthetically pleasing space after your bathroom remodeling or kitchen remodeling project is complete.

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