Triadic Color Scheme

A triadic color scheme consists of three colors equally spaced around the color wheel. Example combinations are red, yellow, and blue or green, purple, and orange.

The mere thought of three unrelated colors may seem overwhelming but triadic color schemes are quite common. Rooms and decor for children often feature a combination of red, yellow, and blue. It is a fun and active color scheme.

Do not fear such a bold color choice but do ere on the side of caution. If you are thinking of bright, no matter the color scheme, always try out paint and request fabric swatches. The lighting of a room will shift colors dramatically and if you are trying to color match a certain item, it is better to try it before you buy it.

Also remember colors do not need to be everywhere. For a more practical approach, keep your larger furnishings in neutral colors and get adventurous with your accessories such as throw pillows, chair pads, and draperies.

Working with only primary colors, another triadic color scheme is purple, green, and orange. The combination would seem bright until you think of flower bouquets with soft orange and purple flowers set off by luscious greens and it sounds quite lovely.

Pay attention the colors all around and you can find all sorts of combinations for inspiration. If you want some excitement in your room, try a triadic color scheme.

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