The Artful Science of Color Selection

color wheel

One of the most frustrating parts of a remodeling project can be the color selection process. When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom—where walls, cabinets, flooring, wall tile, hardware, countertops, sinks, toilets, and bathtubs all play into the final look—selecting the colors and textures can become a daunting task.

It’s not daunting to our Design Coordinator, Stephanie, who says there is a science to the selection process. And it is a process, because every decision about the color and texture of one of the surfaces affects the other surfaces, which in turn affects the overall appearance of the project. Getting all the surfaces to work together to achieve a desired appearance and feeling from the room is an art as well as a science.

The challenging part of the color selection process is the subjectivity. There are often many right answers to each piece. The artful science comes into play in tying it all together and working toward a theme.

I did some Googling on the topic and came up with this very good article on how colors create feel: www.quora.com/Design/Is there a science to picking colors…

Here is a fun web site that can be used to select color schemes:
http://colorschemedesigner.com/

Have fun!
Mike