Please note that due to variance in monitor
calibrations, the on-screen color representations here are not necessarily
precise reproductions of actual paint colors. You may bring any
of the color chip numbers to your local AFM Safecoat retailer to
match and/or order the exact color that you are looking for.
One of the simplest things you can do is to create a monochromatic
color scheme. As the name implies, this means restricting your color
choices for a given space to an assortment of tints, shades, and
tones of a single hue. In AFM's Ayurveda Essence system, we have
spaced the value steps far enough apart so that you will automatically
avoid clashes when you create a monochromatic design. For slightly
more depth, you can create an analogous scheme, which involves using
a trim color that is next to your dominant color on the color wheel.
If you would like to restrict yourself to two colors, there are
two simple ways to do it. One is to work with colors that are complements
of one another. A color that is directly across from another color
on the color wheel is known as a complementary color. For example,
orange is directly across from blue, and violet is directly across
from yellow. Another way to use a two-color design is to use a diad.
This is using two colors that are two colors apart on the color
A technique you can use when working with three colors is to use
a split complimentary scheme. If you wanted to use a pair of trim
colors to compliment a wall color, you could use the colors to the
left and right of the complimentary color. For example, if you wanted
to paint your wall a gold color, split complimentary colors would
be in the blue-green and red violet range. This is because they
sit astride blue, which is the closest compliment to yellow and
gold. Using three colors that are spaced equally from each other
is known as a triad.
To create a structured scheme with four colors, otherwise known
as a tetrad, a square or rectangle within a color wheel will point
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