Definition of color scheme in US English:

color scheme


  • An arrangement or combination of colors, especially as used in interior decoration.

    ‘a cool, simple color scheme’
    • ‘There is a contemporary colour scheme, plus new carpets and a smart light wood veneer finish on tables.’
    • ‘There will be plenty of comfy seating and a colour scheme of pale pinks and blues.’
    • ‘The colour scheme would remain - a lovely Georgian blue for the door, and stone for the stonework.’
    • ‘The salon's decoration has been inspired by the theme of water and purity, the colour scheme being whites, blues and greens.’
    • ‘Lou and Harold are trying to work out the colour scheme for their pub.’
    • ‘I finally found the motivation to change the colour scheme of this blog last night.’
    • ‘The emerging colour scheme in my garden is purples, silvers and blues.’
    • ‘I'm fairly happy with the layout, but I think I might play around with the colour scheme over the next few days.’
    • ‘Find out in advance if the car will be decorated with ribbons or flowers to match the wedding colour scheme.’
    • ‘Perhaps the colour scheme could be extended more throughout the centre of the village.’
    • ‘The master bedroom has a cast-iron fireplace and is decorated in a neutral colour scheme.’
    • ‘She had liked the new colour scheme and the pale oak benches I had introduced.’
    • ‘With its simple colour scheme and one-page layout it is designed for fast downloading and quick access to new material.’
    • ‘I must be bored because I'm thinking of changing the colour scheme.’
    • ‘Actually the earthy colour scheme used throughout the property is probably just on the somber side of restful.’
    • ‘It is decorated in cream with an oatmeal carpet, a colour scheme that is continued throughout the apartment.’
    • ‘Pick your own colour scheme and paint your frame to complement this.’
    • ‘Evergreen shrubs ranging in color from deep green to gold vary the color scheme and add texture.’
    • ‘Perhaps a coordinated colour scheme might be considered for terraces of townhouses.’
    • ‘Throughout the house, a colour scheme of terracotta and soft golds works well with the wooden floors.’
    • ‘The bedlinen in the main bedroom could be changed to co-ordinate with the rest of the colour scheme - at the moment it is a bit of a clash.’
    decoration, furnishing, furbishing, ornamentation
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