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Brighten up a room with these painting and wallpaper tips.
You Will Need
- Standard color wheel
- Paint chips
Take a cue from pros
Take a cue from the pros when you pick paint colors for interiors or exteriors by beginning with a standard color wheel.
Study color wheel relationships
Study the relationships between primary, secondary and tertiary colors and understand that there are unlimited color options.
Choose a single color from the wheel, but vary the hue -- the lighter and darker versions of a color.
Create a complementary scheme
Create a complementary color scheme by picking paint colors in opposite positions on the color wheel, keeping in mind that the best results include a dominant color balanced by a subtle tone of the opposite color.
Consider adjacent schemes
Consider adjacent schemes using colors that are located next to one another on the color wheel and vary the color intensity.
Build a triadic scheme: 3 colors located in equidistant locations from one another on the color wheel. Use 2 as accent colors.
Have confidence in the color wheel as a tool, but always pick colors you like to create a home reflecting your distinct personality.