You don’t need to be an interior designer to make your home look fantastic; all you need is a strong grasp of color theory principles. As a leading roofing contractor, Polk Contracting can help you with your color choices. We will use our many years of experience to turn your color ideas into something fantastic.
Here are the color theory basics you need to know:
The Color Wheel
The color wheel provides you with an easy to understand visual representation of which colors will look great together. The 12 colors on the color wheel consist of primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Primary colors are red, yellow and blue. Meanwhile, secondary colors are a combination of two primary colors which results in purple, orange and green. Tertiary colors include amber, vermillion, magenta, violet, aqua and lime-green. You can determine which colors create visual harmony by their position on the wheel.
You also need to understand color temperature. Different colors have different effects on your home. For instance, warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges bring a sense of liveliness and intimacy to a space. They are vibrant and dynamic. Cool colors like greens, blues and purples, on the other hand, can make a room feel calm, relaxed and serene. When you turn to us for residential roofing service, we can help you select a shade that highlights your home’s best features.
Complementary colors sit opposite each other on the color wheel and look great together. Generally, one color acts as the dominant shade while the other is an accent. Keep this in mind when choosing your roof’s color. The color of your siding, doors, or windows can be your guide in choosing a complementary roof color. Instead of choosing the color directly opposite the base shade, you choose the two shades on either side of the opposite color.
Polk Contracting can help you make the most of your roof replacement. Additionally, as an insurance restoration contractor, you can count on us for emergency storm damage repairs. Call us today at (410) 660-2922 to learn more. We serve Abingdon, Bel Air and the surrounding MD areas.