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One Color Simplicity Decorating

One Color Simplicity Decorating

    If you have special Décor pieces you want to highlight, then the use of one color to decorate a room is a great choice. This is called Monochromatic decorating. Once you choose a base color, you will use tones, tints and shade of that color. The use of this type of decorating provides of strong visual cohesion. Special accents are achieved by the use of a complimentary color.

   A quick lessons about primary, secondary and tertiary colors will help you understand how to achieve your desired color scheme. The primary colors are red, blue and yellow. By mixing any of those two colors, you get secondary colors, which are green, orange and purple. Lastly, there are tertiary colors, which you get by mixing primary and secondary colors together.

Tints, your lightest colors, are achieved by adding white to your base color. A darker version of your color is achieved by adding black, which is a shade of your base color. Then, when you add grey, you will get a different tone.

   When you have chosen your color scheme, choose a color opposite on a color wheel. This will be the color to use for any complimentary decorating. Such as pillows. For example, if you paint your walls green, the compliment color would be red.

Base Color -- Tint -- Shade -- Tone




             Blue Monochromatic Color Scheme



            Black & White Monochromatic Color Scheme



             Brown Monochromatic Color Scheme