Colour schemes are visually appealing combinations of colour that create different moods and atmosphere in your space. 

Monochromatic

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.

 

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The use of contrast, texture and pattern help to give monochromatic schemes life and interest. 

Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.

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Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.

Harmonious

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.

 

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The closer the colours are on the colour wheel, the more harmonious the scheme will feel. 

Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.

Contrasting

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.

 

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This blue and tan contrasting scheme uses subtle reduced hues, with blue being dominant and orange as an accent. The orange appears in the timber and leather elements as well as accents in the cushion. 

Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and A4 Colour Swatches.

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Choosing the right colour

Wherever you see a heart icon, you can save something to MyProjects. In here, you can save everything you need to pull off the perfect project. The Dulux website has an incredible array of things to help you complete your project, so sign up and use MyProjects to keep it in one place!

This is the best way to organise and develop your own scheme. Save inspiration, colours and how-to's to your projects to nail your next painting job.