Triadic color schemes are the most difficult of all because it is easy to slip into harshness using strong colors. Using a triadic scheme in kids’ rooms is not impossible to do. It just takes a better understanding of how to incorporate other design principles in order to be successful.
Triadic schemes consist of three colors equal distance apart on the color wheel. I love the photo above of a teen room. It is truly a triadic scheme and the diagram on the wheel image makes it easier to see. Just move each circle one notch clockwise, tint the teal and you have the room above.
Here are a few tips on how to successfully use a triadic scheme:
- Use stronger colors in small areas in an otherwise neutral scheme
- Reduce intensities of all but one color
- Tweek tints and shades while maintaining balanced scheme
Check out how each room shown below successfully balances three colors in a triadic scheme.
Even though triadic schemes are touted as the hardest to use, you can make 3-color trios work without jarring the senses. Take a stab at putting a triadic kids’ room color scheme together share your success…..or if you need help, contact me for a consultation.
Want something a little more vibrant? Read the Kids’ Room Color Essentials post and try one of these combinations:
- Light and Dark
- Warm and Cool
- Chroma and Intensity
- Tints, Tones, and Shades
- Monochromatic Schemes
- Analogous Schemes
- Triadic Schemes
- Complementary Schemes
- Monotone Schemes