Traditional Exterior Color Scheme
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Complimentary Color Scheme
The antithesis of the classic and traditional white color scheme is using complimentary or opposite colors. The way this trend works is that you have to make sure your color scheme is regionally appropriate or suits your neighborhood feel and tone. These color pairings can always be found at opposite ends from each other on the color wheel. When put together, the two colors bring out the best in each other, making both colors look cleaner and brighter. For the paint pro, the color wheel is a tool constructed to help you see the relationship between different hues. The bases are three primary colors: red, blue and yellow. These are then combined to make the three secondary colors: orange, green, and purple. Finally, the remaining six colors on the wheel are known as tertiary colors and are mixes of the secondary colors, including such hues as red-orange and blue-green. Using cheerful contrasting paint color hues works especially well if it fits your personal design style. Here's a guide to painting tools every homeowner should have.