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Popular Color Schemes Period Combinations

Popular Color Schemes and Period Color Combinations

Here you will find definitions and examples of popular color schemes from the color wheel and period color combinations to provide inspiration and direction for your home interior decorating. All the color advice and ideas you need to get your creative color schemes underway.

As you will be able to see from the lists below, there are numerous schemes. At present this is a work in progress, so make sure you bookmark it as they will constantly be updated and added to.

Popular Color Schemes

From the Color Wheel, Popular Color Combinations

Achromatic Color Scheme
Achromatic
Black and White Color Scheme
Black and White

Analogous Color Scheme

Analogous

Blue and White Color Scheme

Blue and White

Complementary Color Scheme

Complementary

Blue and Yellow Color Scheme

Blue and Yellow

monochromatic color scheme

Monochromatic

Split Complementary Color scheme

Split Complementary

 

Popular Styles and Period Color Schemes

American Colonial – simple rustic, and unadorned design style.

French Empire  – heavy classical and Egytpian influences, abundant use of drapery.

French Country – get some good home comfort and color with this design style.

Georgian – beautifully designed furniture made of imported timbers was becoming a focal point of this decorating style.

Gothic – rich dark colors with solid oak furniture based on church styled furniture and ornate wallpaper were major charateristics of the Gothic style.

Shabby Chic -Fun to create, great for people who love collecting things.

Edwardian – light airy and simple detail are major characteristics of this style.

Art Deco – geometric an bold outlines, zig zags. Metal and glass incorporated into furniture, chrome and shiny things were popular.

Art Nouveau – curvy and organic forms with flowers and buds the most popular motifs. Glass used creatively was a popular design feature, wallpapers with stylized nature, birds, dragonflies, feathers and flowers.

Eclectic – combing different elements for ranging styles and periods successfully.

Shaker – simple plain and uncluttered design, handcrafts and natural products.

Biedermeier – clarity, proportion and restraint in design.

Victorian – eclectic and cluttered, large furniture and excessive ornaments, button back chairs and dark opressive colors dominated the Victorain style.

More Design Styles to come….

Nautical
American Western
Neo-Classical
Paris Apartment
Palladian
Arts and Crafts
Queen Anne
Bauhaus
Regency
Rustic
Casual
Sante Fe
Chinese
Scandinavian
Classical
Cottage
De stijl
Swedish
Tropical
Empire
Tudor
English Country
Tuscan
Federal
Japanese
Mediterranean
Mexican
Minimalist
Modernist/International
Formal

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