Color Scheme: Decoded!

If you like browsing through Pinterest, you may have seen this A LOT. Or maybe if you’re into decorating and painting your room, you might look up to these handy tools for inspiration. It’s called color scheme. 

What’s the difference between color scheme and color palette you ask? A color scheme is used to describe the framework of how the colors are chosen and put together. A color scheme is based on color theory, while color palette is the actual colors that you’ve selected, based on your color scheme to suit a specific project.

So, why should we care about color scheme? Is Yuna&Co. styling houses and rooms too? Well… we never say never to opportunities. Kidding, we’re not going to switch to houses and rooms (yet…?). OK, all jokes aside, color is crucial in style and we’ll tell you why.

Creating a harmonious outfit on a daily basis is like putting a jigsaw puzzle pieces back together. It can be an unnecessary challenge. So, how to eliminate this painful experience in case you’re bored with your head-to-toe black attire after a week? By knowing the basis of these 5 color schemes! 

1. Bright Colors

Bright colors are colors that command for attention due to their hue, brightness, or both. They are best to be paired with either pastel or neutral colors. Pastel and neutral colors will balance the loudness of these colors. They will also add more dimension to a look, for example a magenta dress will look great with a lighter pink blazer.

2. Neutral Colors

These colors can be light, medium or dark, or a contrasting combination of dark and light. The best description of neutral is natural, with these colors appearing often in nature like color of wood, trees, and ground. Somehow for neutral colors, they’re each other’s best match. But, a tiny pop of color once in a while can be a pleasant surprise too!

3. Muted Colors

Muted colors are any highly saturated hues which often resulted in softer, calmer colors. They are less bright and more subdued and quite tricky to mix and match. One wrong move and your whole look will look subdued and a bit cold. Make them look livelier with either warm colors or neutral colors.

4. Cool Colors

Warm and cool colors are categorized in such a way due to the feelings that one gets when looking at the color. Blue, green, and violet remind us of earthy elements such as grass and water, making you feel comfortable, at ease, and cool. They make a good pair with each other or bright warm colors somehow!

5. Warm Colors

For red, yellow, and orange, they’re categorized as warm because of a sense of warmth and comfort that it brings. They do remind you of sun and heat, don’t they? It’s fun and interesting to see how warm colors compliment bright cool colors! They can also help muted colors to shine.

Honorary mention goes to pastel colors. 

Pastel colors are described as colors with a lot of white added into it. They’re light, bright, and eye-pleasing. They’re considered to be accessories and arguably very easy to be paired with any color schemes! Since they’re light, it’s totally cute to wear pastel color head-to-toe.

Understand more about colors from these articles:

The Power of Green

The Power of Yellow