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    What is the colour theory?

    Painters & Decorators

    Hi there, just curious, what exactly is colour theory and how does it relate to painting a room?

    Asked by Simon on 25th May 2022
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    Mircea Design

    "In the visual arts, color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination"

    Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "You will find that if your room is small and not open planned ,then it is best to use natural colours and light colours, rather than bland dark colours as these will make the room look and feel even smaller .if you have a big room open plan then sometimes it's nice to have 1 feature wall just to break it up abit"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    SheFix London

    "Hi Simon,

    Colour theory explains how colour is explained as primary, secondary and tertiary colours the last being made up by adding a white or black tint.

    Then we have colours that harmonise or complement each other and are opposite each other on the colour wheel; Analogous which are side by side on the colour wheel also using either black or white to tint."

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    D Tame Painting and Decorating

    "Its a number of colours, say a colour chart or wheel, for mixing"

    Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    Lunar Housing Maintenance

    "The colour theory lets people see how colours react within different uses, so we know from years
    Of painting that some colours are born to be put together, other colours clash, lights and darks both look different in every room in every house, so
    By sticking to the colour theory you have a general idea of what is and isn’t going to look right when picking a multitude of colours for one room."

    Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Justin carr

    "Hey, thanks for the question, it comes down to a colour shell available on Google images, opposing side's go well together on the wheels and colours are not matched so well when next to each other on the wheel. Hope this helps you out, Justin."

    Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    G&M Decorators

    "just another name for A colour chart .matching colours...
    Colour theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications - enough to fill several encyclopaedias. However, there are three basic categories of colour theory that are logical and useful: The colour wheel, colour harmony, and the context of how colours are used.

    Colour theories create a logical structure for colour. For example, if we have an assortment of fruits and vegetables, we can organize them by colour and place them on a circle that shows the colours in relation to each other."

    Answered on 28th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

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