A Reno-based interior designer explains how to use color theory to choose the right look for your home
RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – Shari Watt is the owner of Shari Watt Designs, which serves the Northern Nevada and California region. She has 15 years of experience designing residential and corporate spaces. She specializes in offering design solutions that are not only unique to each client’s lifestyle and aesthetic, but are also functional.
Watt stopped by Morning Break to explain how color theory is central to her design work. Color theory is a science and there are rules. When applied correctly, combinations can inspire, soothe, energize and even make you hungry. Understanding and using color theory is what helps bring the physical space and psychological mindset together to create the perfect atmosphere.
Choosing colors for a space tends to be one of the biggest challenges for homeowners. There are several basic color schemes that can be seen on a color wheel.
Similar: Choose 3-4 colors side by side on the color wheel. It will generally be easy on the eyes with a simple yet sophisticated look and feel.
Monochromatic: Choose 3 to 4 colors that are tints, tones and/or shades of a tint. It can be very dramatic or very simple depending on the depth of color used. Bright and punchy color in various tones will be very dramatic and fun while light blue tones will be soothing and simple.
Triadic: Choose 3 colors that create a triangle on the color wheel. This will create a space full of personality, infused with color but in harmony.
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