Colour schemes are visually appealing combinations of colour that create different moods and atmosphere in your space.
Monochromatic schemes are serene and relaxing. Light tones create a relaxed delicate feel, whereas dark tones can feel moody and dramatic. Mixing light and dark tones adds interest and a touch of energy.
Harmonious scheme uses adjacent colours on the colour wheel. Harmonious schemes are often comfortable and relaxing, but generate more energy in a space than a monochromatic scheme. This type of scheme is great for those who want to have a play with colour but are a little hesitant about being too bold.
Colours that are not in the same colour ‘family’ or that aren’t exactly harmonious can work very well together. By using a bold or deep colour from one area of the colour spectrum and using a lighter colour from a different family, the overall impact can be quite striking.