for pumpkins, of course, fall leaves, and candy corn. Then purple. Add
green. We see it all the time. This little assortments was in my daughter’s
goodie bag from school this week.
|Halloween Color Triad|
there’s more to it than that. It turns out there is a scientific reason that we
put these colors together. They are a color triad. In other words, they are
found equidistant from each other on the color wheel, which is usually shown as
having twelve positions, or slices of the pie.
with very saturated color choices, as in the picture above.
different proportion throughout your house in different rooms, your house will
read as a colorful and thoughtfully decorated home. You can see this at work in
a home I had the honor of redesigning a few years ago.
You may have seen these photos before, because I was so happy with the collaboration
between the client and I, but now that you see the photos together, you can see
that the color choices are a natural triad.
If these colors are too bold for you, check these out. They are all variations on
the orange/green/purple theme, believe it or not!
Did you notice that the two sets of colors on the right are the exact same colors,
but shown in different proportions? If so, give yourself a star.
We could go on and on about the fun you can have with tint and tone, proportions,
accent colors and the fact that even neutrals have colors, as in the lower left
I hope all of this gives you a new eye for color. If not, you know where to find me.
Ya know, the holidays are coming. If there is any tweaking you’d like to do your
home or office, please call me soon!
color combos above, all from Sherwin Williams and
available in Duration Home paint:
6624 Peach Blossom/6709 Gleeful/9822 Wisteria
6064 Reticence/ 6150 Universal Khaki/ 6260 Unique Gray
7707 Copper Wire/7742 Agate Green/ 7579 Alaea