House Painting, Colors & The
The color wheel is the basis for all
By understanding the arrangement AND
the terminology,you can get off on
the right foot when choosing color
combinations for house painting.
Hue - Described as being in the same
Value - Relative lightness or
darkness of a color depending on a
Intensity - The degree of color.
Primary colors are the pigment
colors that all of the other colors
are made from. These colors are
blue, red, and yellow.
Secondary colors are two primary
colors mixed together.
Tertiary colors are a primary color
and a secondary color mixed
Color Families are groups of colors
that are made from the same colors.
Neutral Colors are gray , white, and
black, that contain no other
Monochromatic colors on the wheel
are one basic color (hue), but have
different values (lightness (tints)
or darkness (shades)).
Adjacent colors combine two or more
colors located next to each other.
Complementary colors are opposite
each other. Red and green are
complements, as are yellow-orange
and blue-violet. Use a subtle color
and a dominate color to avoid
Triad colors are three colors that
are used together, with one being
the dominant color and the others
being accent colors.
A four-color combination of
equidistant colors, such as green,
red, yellow-orange and blue-violet,
is known as a "tetrad."
Before the house painting starts in
earnest, a trip to your local paint
store will be a big help in
selecting your colors. The color
systems today are arranged so that
all the working colors are grouped
making it a lot easier to choose
your color schemes.
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