Sunday, December 26, 2010

The magic colour

Is there a magic colour that solves a lot of problems when developing a colour scheme? 
Read on.

white furniture with vivid colours
 White furniture provides  relief from vibrant colours

This is a vivid colour scheme that could become a problem without the balance provided by the sofa and chair.  Soft white shows the other colours to great advantage creating a clean, crisp scheme.

White furniture in a dark colour scheme

Brown on walls can create quite a dreary colour scheme, but  this room it is anything but dreary. The touches of yellow brighten it and white is quietly doing its job.

Beach House Bridgehampton modern bedroom
Crisp white and green

Amy Lau Design

Can you have too much of one colour in a room?  Yes,  this could have been such a room without the judicious use of white and creamy yellow accents.

soft white furniture in modern decor
Soft white in modern decor

What other colour could produce this much impact with a purple wall?

More This eclectic bedroom

Blues softened and connected by white, the magic colour. 

Is white a colour?
Scientifically speaking, it’s actually the combination of all colors in the visible spectrum of light.

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