UNDERSTANDING VALUE AND COLOR
Professional interior designers usually think “value” before they think color. Value has to do with the lightness or darkness of surfaces and objects. The designer relates the 1-to-10 value scale above to a drawing of the room to determine a balance and contrast of light and dark shapes. Another simple way to do a quick value study is a freehand floor plan drawing of your room with furniture. Select your choice of values (1-10) above and shade in the items on the plan using a soft lead pencil. Envisioning your room in a similar way will help you achieve a balance of values before making actual color selections. Other color terms used by professionals are defined below. (Designed by Robert Greiwe, Cincinnati, OH member of the American Society of Interior Designers, ASID) – From the publisher
A Guide to Colors That Harmonize for Interior Design. The Interior Design Wheel gives home decorators a guide for selecting complementary colors for interior design. The wheel illustrates split complementary, monochromatic, and harmonized color schemes.
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