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Color Theory

Color Theory – What is it?

Color theory is complex, there are so many parts to learning about color that people often give up and employ an expert.

Don’t despair, we have broken down color into bite size pieces for you to digest.

Learn a little at a time, practice using this color information and you will soon start to appreciate the value of using color in your home.

Some people have a natural ability to “see” color and visualize what it will look like when applied, others will struggle for weeks just selecting a color for carpet, or a window trim.

Whatever your ability, using this web site will help you speed up your color making decisions through giving you simple but concise color theory and advice.

Breaking down the complex barriers of color theory.

You can learn about anything if you simplify the process. We have done that with color theory and have made small articles on the theory of color so that you can learn and take advice from each area. This way you focus on one color topic at a time and find out how it works.

Color is a fantastic way to introduce your personality to your interior decorating, so read on to understand more about color, this way you will gain confidence to express your own personality into your home decor with color.
The Colors of Light and the Color Spectrum, the basics of Color Theory.
The Colors of Light and the Color Spectrum

Through Isaac Newton’s fascination with the behavior of sunlight passing through a prism, we can today understand the colors of light.
Color Theory for interiors
Color Psychology – Color Appearance of Size
Color changes the apparent size of objects. The colors that look heavy also look small.
Color Appears to Have Weight.
Psychological Effects of Color in Interior Design

 

 

We understand about warm and cool colors and how they affect our health and bodies, but they can also affect our behavior.
Psychology of Color – Color Weight

 

 

It is interesting to look at color as having a weight. Red seems to appear the heaviest, followed by orange, blue and …..
Primary Colors of the Color Wheel - color theory
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colors

 

 

The scientist and naturalist Moses Harris created the first color wheel to classify red, blue and yellow as the three primary colors.
Color Theory - family background and history effect our associations with color.
Cultural Color
Generally, our history and family background give us our initial associations with color.
Munsell wanted to create a rational way to describe color.
Munsell Color System
The American Artist Albert Henry Munsell published a system in which he proposed a five pigment primary system, the principal hues using green, blue, purple, red and yellow.
Warm Colors of the Color Wheel.
Warm and Cool Colors
The reds, yellows and oranges of the color wheel are referred to as the warm colors.
Cool Colors of the Color Wheel.
Spiritual Color
The color of the aura that they see is thought to give off the person’s state of spirituality and health.
Color Theory - The color red defines stop to all of us who drive a car on the road.
Environmental Color Responses
Red to all of us, who drive cars on the road, is associated with stop – stop signs and traffic lights or signals…

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Lee Brown is the co founder of interiordezine.com, she has worked in the Interior Design Industry for over 23 years, specializing in commercial, hospitality, high end architectural homes and retail design. Over the past 13 years Lee and Chris Brown have been collating their wealth of design knowledge to provide free interior decorating education to the world. Make sure you register for your free ecourse today. Free Interior Decorating eCourse
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