Choosing Colours

Choosing colours…

When we try and combine colours we always find it hard to do, but we will show you how easy it can be:

A complementary / Contrasting combination:

Complementary colours are on the opposite side of each other on the colour wheel, they create a vivid yet energizing effect, especially when used at maximum saturation.

A split complementary / Contrasting combination:

This is colours used from opposite each other on the colour wheel while using different saturation of each colour. Creating a calmer combination.

A triad combination:

A triad combination is a combination of three colours from the colour wheel in the form of a triangle, when placed next to each other they produce a high contrasting effect but still preserve harmony. This combination will seem vibrant even when using pale unsaturated colours.

An Analogous combination:

This is when we use two or three colours from the same side of the colour wheel. Creating a calming yet likeable impression. This could be light or dark colours of the same saturation.

Want to try some colour combinations, not to worry visit your local Jack’s Paint and Hardware store ( – Store Locator)