Choosing colors for home interiors can be confusing as well as frustrating. There are so many different colors to choose from and it can be hard to actually pick the correct one to suit one’s needs.
Many homeowners choose to go with the safest option which is usually white or cream, however it is important to remember, that if a wrong color is chosen then it can always be painted over with a different one.
A couple of ways to help you decide which color is right for cabinets which are honey oak is firstly to use paint sample cards. These cards are very useful and most if not all DIY stores supply them, usually for free. They show a range of colors from light to dark so that you can choose which colors go well together more easily.
Another way is to try before you buy, where most stores will give you a small sample pot of paint so that you can go home and test it out on your walls, this way you do not need to buy a whole pot of paint to then find out it is wrong and you have wasted your money.
A complementary color is a pair of colors which are of opposite hue in some color model. In color theory complementary colors are if when two colors are mixed together they produce a neutral color, for example grey, white or black.
Another way of finding a complementary color is if you focus on a certain color for between thirty seconds to one minute, then look at a white surface then the complementary color will appear. For example, if you stare at red then cyan will appear then this will be red’s complementary color.