Color wheel is a charts that helps in giving a certain order of colors . It is arranges in a way that one color is related to the other.
This is a fantastic arrangement of colors that shows their gradual change from one color to the other without making gradual discontinuity.
Just like a wheel you find yourself having gone round and back to the point where you started.
This is a very helpful chart that will help you choose the best combination of colors for every part of your house.
Basics of the Color wheel
It is basically in three major groups which depend on the details given on the wheel.
These groups include:-
- Primary colors
Primary colors are generally three which are; red, yellow and blue.
These are the colors that are referred to as true colors since they cannot be attained from mixing other colors.
They form the basics of colors from which they are mixed to form secondary colors.
- Secondary colors.
These are the colors that are achieved from amalgamating primary colors.
They include; green, purple, orange.
- Tertiary colors.
These colors are archived from mixing both primary and secondary colors.
They are named in two names due to that effect.
They include; Blue-green, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow green.
Tips on using the Color wheel
Wheels the key part in painting schemes where one gets the knowledge of selecting colors harmoniously or even combining then.
You get the understanding on how to create different emotions from mixing different colors.
Just like how children get better understanding from the kids hair color chat, a color wheels are detailed enough to give you full insight on how to do it yourself.
With the help of this wheel you can get different color emotions like a cool and soothing emotion from blue color, a warm and cozy color from a color like orange or just a neutral color like black and white.
To those who always go for uniqueness they can mix different colors to get a unique brand with its own emotional attachments.
Basic formulas for harmony in color wheel.
Harmony is simply the pleasing arrangement of anything, may it be vocals in a song or colors.
With harmony a pleasing image is created to the eyes of the beholder.
Harmony just creates equilibrium in the level of stimulation to the human brain.
Note that when too much unity is used in color combination it leads to under stimulation thus a boring site.
When less or no unity is considered in color combination, this leads to over-stimulation which is a chaotic site to the eyes.
The following are the basic formulas used for color harmony.
1. Color scheme based on analogous colors.
These are the colors that arranged side by side in the wheels.
They should be at least three colors and not more than five colors to avoid under of over stimulation.
Usually one of the colors predominates over the others.
An example of these colors includes; yellow- green, yellow and yellow- orange.
2. Color scheme based on complementary colors.
In a color chart, complementary colors are those that lay directly opposite to each other.
Having colors that are totally opposing creates a maximum stability and contrast.
These colors include; red and green, red-purple and yellow –green.
3. Color scheme based on nature.
Nature does it its own way, not relying on the wheels or any other source.
It creates the perfect departure point for color harmony.
Colors randomly combine from any part of the wheel without following any recognized pattern ad form a perfect combination.
We buy every good [especially electronics] with a manual and to the same effect colors also have their own manual, a color wheel.