Are you planning to redesign your home interior? – That’s a great idea. All you need for an interior makeover is to have good taste and basic knowledge in interior design. Color is an important element of the interior. Familiarizing yourself with some color terms will help you select the right hues for your home interior.
What is color?
Color is defined as a light coming from any object. The red object gives off red light, green object – green light, and so on. Color in interior design refers to all tones, shades, and tints we see around us. There is a color wheel that helps us sort and combines different colors. The color wheel is divided into primary and secondary colors.
Primary colors are universal colors that can not be formed by any combination of colors. Other colors are formed by mixing primary colors.
Besides, there are tertiary colors that are formed by combining primary colors with secondary ones.
Shades are darker versions of colors. They are created by adding black to a color. For example, adding black to blue will form a shade of blue.
In contrast to shades, tints are lighter variants of colors. They are formed by adding white to any color. For example, adding white to red will make pink. Pastel colors are classified as tints.
Tones are created by adding grey to any color on the color wheel. Tones can be darker or lighter depending on the amount of grey added to a color. Most colors we see every day are considered tones.
Saturation means the intensity of a color. Colors that are highly saturated appear vivid and bright, while less saturated colors are described as muted colors.
Intensity refers to the number of pigments added to a color. The more pigment there is, the stronger the color will be.
White, black, and grey are major neutral colors. Cream and beige colors are also considered neutral hues.
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