Picking your color scheme with Palette FX.
Anxious to start a special project and realized you were stumped on a color choice? There are many ways to select just the right color combination by using Palette generators. This handy little program will give you multiple selections to choose from and make life a little easier. Palette FX can be found here. Just upload your favorite room decor photo and the results are fun to mix and match.
Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out. This means that when combined, they produce black, or if colored light (rather than pigment) is used, they produce white. When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those particular two colors. Due to this striking color clash, the term opposite colors is often considered more appropriate than "complementary colors".
Triadic color scheme uses three colors equally spaced around the color wheel. The easiest way to place them on the wheel is by using a triangle of equal sides. This scheme is very popular among artists because it offers strong visual contrast while retaining balance, and color richness. The triadic scheme is not as contrasting as the complementary scheme, but it is easier to accomplish balance and harmony with these colors.