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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.
Opposing colour schemes use opposites on the colour wheel such as red and green, blue and orange.
Exquisite and plush, they will add depth and detail to spaces that follow paler colour schemes.
Hempel shares tips on choosing the right colour schemes
The colour schemes on the different floor levels help me to identify the location of my flat.
What we really needed advice on was the colour schemes, lighting and curtains in the lounge and dining room.
Soft and fresh, pastel colour schemes have But it's how you decide to use them that can make all the difference.
Based on the 134bhp Elise S, the Club Racer special edition comes with a choice of exclusive colour schemes and a bespoke interior.