A color scheme is a combination of colors used together to create a beautiful designer look. Some of the most popular color schemes for home decor are: complementary, analogous and monochromatic.
A complementary color scheme combines colors that are opposite from each other on the color wheel (like red paired with green or blue paired with orange)-creating a classic and timeless look. An analogous color scheme uses colors that lay directly next to each other on the color wheel (such as blue paired with green and purple, or red paired with yellow and orange).
An analogous scheme using cool colors will give rooms a calming and soothing look, while a warm analogous scheme will create an energizing effect.
A monochromatic color scheme incorporates a mixture of lighter and darker shades of the same color (like a deep navy paired with a mid-toned blue and a pale, sky blue), which creates a stylish and sophisticated look.