Yes, the color wheel you learned in primary school can be a vital tool in helping you establish what colors work well together in home painting. The color wheel is a great first step, as you will learn which colors work well together and the color schemes associated with it. The color wheel consists of three types:
- Primary colors: Red, blue, and yellow
- Secondary colors: This occurs when you mix the primary colors. That would give you orange, green, and purple. Also, on the color wheel, it is shown between two primary colors used to create them. For example, orange is between yellow and red.
- Tertiary colors: This consists of mixing secondary colors with primary colors. Examples are yellow-orange, blue-green, blue-violet. Also, they fall between the primary and secondary colors, like red and violet on the color wheel.
Now, you may be wondering how this helps with wall color matching?
The answer is that it helps tremendously!
When you need colors to pair, the color wheel will show which colors those are. For example, on the color wheel, green lies across from red. If you have a kitchen featuring cabinets with reddish hues, a green wall color works perfectly.
Another example would be yellow-orange, which is across from the blue-violet. So, you can use one of those combos as the dominant wall color and the other as an accent color.
There are so many more color combinations to choose from, depending on the color scheme, so going through the color wheel is a great tool!