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Your Guide to Color Schemes

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You can have the very best Modern Master's metallic paint colors on your side, but if you don't know how to use the colors properly, you aren't likely to enjoy the results very much. If you are new to decorating, and you want to go with a safe option that is sure to look great, then you should probably stick with the basic color schemes. In our last blog, our experts went over the basics of hues, shades, tints and tones. Now that you have an understanding of hues, shades, tints and tones, all of the classic color schemes will be much easier to understand:

Monochromatic

A monochromatic color scheme is the most basic kind of color scheme, as it is made of shades, tints or tones of a single color. Monochromatic schemes are a great option if you are going for an elegant, sophisticated look in your home.

Complementary 

To utilize a complementary color scheme, use two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, like red and green or blue and orange. Complementary schemes are best used in rooms where you want to create high contrast. 

Analogous

Three consecutive colors on the color wheel are used to create an analogous color scheme. For example, red, red-orange and orange are analogous colors. For best results, don't combine cool and warm colors when working with this kind of scheme.

These are just a few of the many color schemes available. Want to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!