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colour scheme

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color scheme

n
a planned combination or juxtaposition of colours, as in interior decorating
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colour scheme - a planned combination of colorscolour scheme - a planned combination of colors; "the color scheme for this room was determined by an interior decorator"
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
Translations
تَرْتيبُ الألْوان في البَيْت
barevné uspořádání
farvesammensætningfarvevalg
színösszeállítás
litaval
farebné usporiadanie
renk uygunluğu

colour scheme

color scheme (Am) ncombinazione f di colori

colour

(American) color (ˈkalə) noun
1. a quality which objects have, and which can be seen, only when light falls on them. What colour is her dress?; Red, blue and yellow are colours.
2. paint(s). That artist uses water-colours.
3. (a) skin-colour varying with race. people of all colours.
4. vividness; interest. There's plenty of colour in his stories.
adjective
(of photographs etc) in colour, not black and white. colour film; colour television.
verb
to put colour on; to paint. They coloured the walls yellow.
ˈcoloured adjective
1. having colour. She prefers white baths to coloured baths.
2. belonging to a dark-skinned race. There are only two white families living in this street – the rest are coloured.
noun
(sometimes used impolitely) a dark-skinned person especially of Negro origin.
ˈcolourful adjective
1. full of colour. a colourful pattern.
2. vivid and interesting. a colourful account of his experiences.
ˈcolouring noun
1. something used to give colour. She put pink colouring in the icing.
2. complexion. She had very high colouring (= a very pink complexion).
ˈcolourless adjective
1. without colour. Water is colourless.
2. not lively or interesting. a colourless young woman.
ˈcolours noun plural
1. the distinction of winning a place in the team in some sports. He won his cricket colours last season.
2. a flag. Army regiments salute the colours when on parade.
3. a tunic of certain colours worn by a jockey to show that his race-horse belongs to a certain person.
ˈcolour-blind adjective
unable to tell the difference between certain colours. As he was colour-blind he could not distinguish between red and green.
ˈcolour scheme noun
an arrangement or choice of colours in decorating a house etc.
ˌoff-ˈcolour adjective
not feeling well. He was a bit off-colour the morning after the party.
colour in
to put colour into (drawings etc). He coloured in all the oblong shapes on the page.
show oneself in one's true colours
to show or express one's real character, opinion etc. He pretends to be very generous but he showed himself in his true colours when he refused to give money to charity.
with flying colours
with great success. He passed his exam with flying colours.
References in classic literature ?
The manager, happening to notice the costume window as he came in, had sent for the buyer and made satirical remarks upon the colour scheme.
His Oxford remained Oxford empty, and he took into life with him, not the memory of a radiance, but the memory of a colour scheme.
A rangy, gangly, Scandinavian youth of a sailor, droop-shouldered, six feet six and slender as a lath, with pallid eyes of palest blue and skin and hair attuned to the same colour scheme, joined Kwaque in his work.
No one with any artistic bent must have had any input into the final design and colour scheme we have to put up with.
No-one with any artistic bent must have had any input into the nal design and colour scheme we have to put up with.
Bathrooms which follow an all-white colour scheme can often end up looking stark and plain, so incorporating warm burgundies, deep browns and more muted hues of yellow and orange will give your bathroom a warm, luxurious feel.
ZENA SAYS: Eileen's a lot of fun and I like her colour scheme but I think we can do better than her choice of curtains, Linda.
Interior designer Karen Brierley said: "We wanted to focus on replacing the existing branded colour scheme with a more generic scheme.
This will help in finding the right colour scheme that can match each room's intended purpose and likewise satisfy personal preferences.
Denbighshire County Council says the colour scheme is at odds with the historic market town and has instructed her to seek formal permission to change the colour.
Brian Meehan has campaigned Colour Scheme sparingly this term and his patient attitude can pay off with another victory at Epsom tomorrow.
Colour Scheme showed plenty of promise in two allweather outings at the end of last year but he took time to come good on the grass, although his opportunities have been limited.