How to Use a Color Wheel for Decorating

Color wheels are a must-have tool when decorating, designing or doing any other activity that requires coordinating colors. The team at BandagedEar.com finds that using a color wheel is especially useful when choosing art prints for your home or office. A color wheel can be used to find an art print that blends in with your existing décor, or it can also be used when choosing matting for a framed art print.

Using a Color Wheel

Typically, a color wheel is used in three different ways.

Complementary Colors: Choose a color on the color wheel. Drawing a straight line across the color wheel will indicate the complementary color of your original color.

Analogous Colors: Choose a color on the color wheel. The colors adjacent to your chosen color will make a color scheme that is aesthetically pleasing.

Triad Colors: Choose a color on the color wheel. Draw an equilateral triangle. The three points on your triangle will give you a beautiful color scheme.

 

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