Wondering which color to choose for your next custom print so it can harmoniously match the hues already present in your space? Since color is one of the most powerful elements in a design, in this article, we will discuss how colors can be put together using different color theories to create the desired effects. When selecting a color scheme, consider factors like the purpose of the space, the mood or atmosphere you want to create, and the preference of the target audience. This is not an exhaustive list but will define the most basic theories.
Color Temperature Theory
This theory categorizes colors into warm and cool hues based on their perceived temperature.
Red, orange, and yellow are energizing and stimulating. They are associated with excitement, passion, and enthusiasm. They can increase your heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure, which can make you feel more alert and awake. Warm colors are perfect for creating a sense of urgency or highlighting something important. They can also increase appetite, which is why many fast-food restaurants use them in their branding and decor.
Blue, green, and purple have a calming and relaxing effect. They are associated with tranquility, harmony, and stability. They can lower your heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure, which can make you feel more relaxed and calm. Cool colors are perfect for creating a peaceful and serene environment. They are often used in hospitals and healthcare facilities to help patients feel more comfortable and at ease.
On the color wheel, those hues are opposite to each other. When placed together, they generate a high-contrast, dynamic effect. They can make visuals more eye-catching and attention-grabbing.
Red and green
Blue and orange
Yellow and purple
Those colors are adjacent to each other on the color wheel, such as blue, blue-green, and green. Since the colors are close in hue, the result is a continuous visual impact that is pleasing to the eye. Analogous colors are perfect for adding unity to any space.
As the name suggests, they are a combination of different shades and tints of a single hue. In other words, it only uses one color that is mixed with its lighter and darker version. When combined, they add depth and create a cohesive and calming effect since it does not use multiple colors.
Beige, gray, white, and black are versatile and timeless. They can create a sense of balance, and sophistication. They are often used as a backdrop for other colors or to create a minimalist aesthetic.
Understanding color harmonies are helpful to incorporate custom prints to create visually appealing spaces. A well-chosen color palette can enhance the mood, atmosphere, and overall impact of a custom print in a room. Whether using monochromatic, analogous, or complementary color schemes, each has its unique effect and can be used to achieve a specific goal. Neutral colors can also play an important role in balancing out a design and providing a foundation for other colors to shine. If you ever feel uncertain about which colors to combine, try incorporating color harmonies with our vibrant custom prints to enhance your living space and witness the positive change it can bring!
If you’re an artist, graphic designer, or photographer looking to sell your art reproductions, the process is super simple: all you have to do is create an account, upload your art, & set your price. Then, just promote your gallery & Pictorem takes care of rest.
We offer a variety of printing mediums such as acrylics, metals, murals, posters, photo paper, canvas & wood to be able to meet all your printing needs. Our team also reviews every order by hand and makes sure to give you the best print quality.
- Free, no monthly cost, no trial period. - We don't ask for any exclusivity - You can cancel anytime - We don't take any commission on your rights
All this being said, keep in mind that, in most cases,
you'll be looking at your mural from at least 3 or 4 feet away from your wall
so don't be too worried if your resolution is not quite on the mark
We take pride in offering the best possible results for
To make that happen, we don't make any compromises in our
hardware, our material and, most importantly, our customer service.
Every single order is important to us and we take the
time to review every single image that comes in
So if we notice any needed fine tuning or optimization,
you can have peace of mind that we'll always keep you in the loop
We use state-of-the-art 10-color printers which provides
the best printing resolution and color range for mural prints and we are very
proud to offer the most vibrant color reproduction in the industry.
As for the material, we use a sturdy, repositionable
It has a subtle, matte, linen texture to it which helps
absorb light and cover any imperfections on your wall, it's extremely easy to
install and it's very forgiving
If you have a long wall, we suggest that you start from
the center which will ensure the straightest installation
Peel and stick wall mural can be installed
on a wide variety of smooth surfaces such
as gypsum boards, wood, glass, metal and
some plastic panels.
The surface has to be clean, smooth,
dry, and free of moisture
Peel down about 6" from the top of your Panel.
To minimize any deformation, apply the wall
mural with minimal tension
and remove the protective paper about a
foot and make sure not to remove too much at one time
Smooth out the wall mural by using the
plastic scraper (which we will be provided with your order) starting from the
center and working your way towards the edges of the panel
As I mentioned earlier, the peel and stick
wall mural is very forgiving
So if you made a mistake, went a bit
crooked or see an air bubble you can peel the mural back at reapply it with
And don't forget to apply a good pressure to insure adherence, especially towards the
edges of each panel
Mural prints arrive in 50" inch sections, and each
section has a half an inch with a guideline to help you with your installation
Once all the panels are installed you can
cut off the excess with a utility knife.
With our imaging processing service, our state
of the art printing equipment and easy to install wall vinyl, we are convinced
we will be able to provide the best impact for your project.
Get Creative with your next Acrylic print
This article is all about acrylics prints.
If you want to bring a contemporary look, to your home, your office or any other space you want to "dress up", this is the choice for you ,and we are going to guide you through all the different options available.
We print on the back of an optically pure acrylic sheet using the latest flatbed printer and we print right up to the edges of the acrylic, to provide a very neat finish.
First up - Size. We can print any custom size you want - ranging from a small 8x8 all the way up to a majestic 96x48. So if you want a large panoramic picture, or to even create a multi panel print, the only limit is your imagination.
We also offer different mounting options.
The most popular configuration is a back mount frame. We have a black layer at the back of the acrylic print and this option will give your print a frame with a wire, so it's ready for easy hanging. It will also give the impression that your acrylic is floating slightly away from the wall.
You can also display your acrylic print with Aluminum Stand offs. It will be at the same distance from the wall, about 3/4 of an inch. They are installed on each corner, so be sure to double check that we don't cut off any signature or crucial visual elements on your image. If you have a large acrylic, we suggest that you install more than 4 stand offs for a maximum distance between each stand off of about 40 inches. This will prevent your acrylic from bending.
We offer 2 different thicknesses. You have the choice between 1/8" inch and 3/16".
The 1/8 is already a great choice. It's very light and will remain flat if you are using a back mount frame.
The 3/16 thickness is a good option if you want to provide a greater optical depth, or when you have a large print to prevent the acrylic from bending between the stand offs, but it does add more weight.
You can really explore your creativity with transparency. We can print on specific areas only, and you can even go with a multi layer effect. If you want to print your logo, or any other background-free visual, it's simple. Just provide us with a PNG or Photoshop file with a transparent area.
You can create very interesting lighting effects with partial transparency like this "frost" effect. We will partially print the white layer so only the colors are fully printed.This looks absolutely stunning in natural light.
And if you want to use the acrylic on a lightbox with LEDs on the back, we can make a (backlit) print . All these printing options are available on our website.
We can also cut the acrylic any way you want. For example we can create rounded corners.
... or even a circular print. Again, these options are all available on our website.
The matte varnish canvas is also called “satin canvas” because of the subtle shine that runs through it.
The matte varnish finish adds an extra layer of protection to resist scratches and fingerprints so if your reproducing an image that has lots of black in it, this product is and ideal choice and one that you might want to consider!
On top of adding an extra layer of protection, colors will come out more vibrant so you can expect richer blacks and very vivid colors with this finish! Depending on the lighting, you can really see the texture of the canvas which can give an awesome complimentary effect to your artwork. Great choice if you want your colors to pop with an extra glossy look!
Semi-gloss canvas adds an extra layer of protection and the colors will appear more vibrant, so you can expect richer blacks and very vivid colors with this finish!
Depending on the lighting, you can really see the texture of the canvas which can give an awesome complimentary effect to your artwork. It is an exceptional choice if you want your colors to pop with an extra glossy look!
Silver canvas comes with a silver color base coat embedded into it. This means that all the white that you would normally see on a regular canvas will become silver, and all the other colors will come out looking metallic. We’ve seen some amazing photography and illustrations printed on this material that are simply mind-blowing!
We call this canvas option the knife varnish process. With this technique, we can mimic or create paint strokes to give a more authentic look to a painting or simply add an extra textured look to a photograph.
This process is the "showstopper". The epoxy coating will give your print a very luxurious, ultra high gloss finish.
This is the showstopper! The epoxy coating will give your print a very luxurious, ultra high-gloss finish.
This finish adds extra weight to the canvas so to make sure that the canvas doesn't buckle when adding the resin coat, we attach a masonite board behind the canvas. A canvas print with an epoxy coating requires more time and effort to produce, however, the results are totally worth it!