A color story is a collection of hues, tones, tints or shades that work together to create a desired visual.
Here are some definitions to help you understand what color story terms mean. This can also give you an idea as to how complex creating color stories can be:
- Color is a term that loosely defined all of the colors that we see
- Hues are the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow). The secondary colors (orange, violet, and green) are made from combinations of primary colors. For example, orange is made from red and yellow, violet is made from red and blue, and green is made from yellow and blue.
- Tertiary colors are ones made by mixing different amounts of secondary colors.
- Tint, also called a pastel, is a hue that has white added to it. This lightens the hue
- Shades are hues with black added, which darkens the hue.
Color stories are used in fashion, coatings, and cabinetry. Medallion Cabinetry has taken some of the guesswork out of this process by creating 12 curated color stories. This collection of color stories are a great place to start when designing. They help give your designer or contractor a direction that they can fine-tune for you.
Here are four of the 12 examples shown on the Medallion Cabinetry site:
We encourage you to look at these, and other color stories on the Medallion Cabinetry website. Also, give us a call or email if you would like to meet with us to discuss an upcoming project.