Our Painting Contractors in Scottsdale, AZ Know Primary Structures

Our Painting Contractors in Scottsdale, AZ Know Primary Structures

 

 Do you remember basic color theory from elementary, middle, or high school? Well, if you don't, here's a quick recap. When dealing with pigment, every color known to man is a combination of the three primary colors, which are the less than popular yellow, the much loved red, and the all pleasing and respected blue. When you add white (the lack of pigment) or black (an equally balanced mix of all three primaries) to any color you affect tone and create delicate pastels or dramatically dark shades. When you are dealing with colors that are absent of white or black, the primary colors are immensely bright and bold. How does this apply to your homes exterior, you ask? Our Painting Contractors in Scottsdale, AZ can let you know.

 

According to the much studied color psychology, yellow is the least loved color from the entire color wheel, but there are those few rare folks that consider it their favorite. But due to it's aggressive appearance, great care should be taken when picking a compliment. White trims can tame it's appearance, as with any color for that matter, but if you want to stick to actual color try using other neutrals such as grays or browns. But bear in mind that other people are going to have to look at it, and to avoid getting a call from the HOA, it would be safer to use yellow as the secondary color on trims, doors, etc.

 

As mentioned, blue is respected and hard to mess up. Cobalt blue and black has been highly successful in the world of fashion, and has proven to be a good combo. Another possibility that adds quite a bit of depth is using blue with simply a different tone such as periwinkle or navy, since you can't ever have too much blue. Once upon a time, apple red was reserved for the stereotypical barn, but it has smoothly transitioned to house colors. This is a color that truly thrives when paired with neutrals of all kinds, but it remains pretty liberal and can work most other colors if they have been muted down a bit. Burnt oranges or brown-greens are very flattering with red and make for a less intimidating scheme. Call our Painting Contractors in Scottsdale, AZ today.