Basic House Paint Color Schemes

The Color Basics of House Painting Ideas and Color schemes

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Monochromatic schemes are based on one hue, which varies in value (lightness and darkness), and saturation (the amount of color). An example of this is a pale blue with a pure blue and dark blue.

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Analogous schemes combine no more than three similar colors. An example of this is red, yellow red (orange), and yellow.

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Complementary schemes are based on opposing colors. This scheme offers more contrast and can introduce both warm and cool colors into the area. An example would be the burgundy complementing the three shades of green in our front door. Notice application of monochrome, analogous and complementary schemes with the cream window and burgundy panels.