Colour Theory!

One of my favourite classes in college was colour theory in interior design.  Basically everything about colour has been arranged according to the colour wheel which was created  by Sir Isaac Newton in the 1700’s.  We have come along way since then but the theory still remains.

So I have put #chalkpaint to the test.  I have started with the three primary colours: English Yellow, Monet Blue and Emperor’s Silk.


I then mixed each primary colour together to get secondary colours.


From this point I mixed one primary with one secondary to get tertiary colours.


From this arrangement we have what are known as “colour schemes” which are basically how different colours react to each other when grouped together.

And of course we can decorate using these colour schemes.  Some examples include Complementary, Analogous and Monochromatic…just to name a few!

It really is worth diving into colour theory.  It is an art form as well as a science and effects our emotions and how we live.