Where can I find mathematical fomulas for calculating coordinating colors for interior decorating projects?
I'm attempting to build an application to assist with interior decorating that will take a primary color for a room and suggest other colors to go along with it. For example, if you picked a certain color of carpet, the application would suggest paint colors for the wall and trim. Or if you picked a certain countertop, the application might suggest cabinet stain colors that would go well.
I've read up on basic color theory, and I understand how opposite colors on the color wheel are "complimentary", colors adjacent on the color wheel are "analogous", and monochromatic color schemes can look nice with some variations of lightness and saturation. However, for the application I'm trying to create, I really need formula that will yield *exact* complimenting color values for a given "primary" color. I've seen a couple of tools that do something like this (here
, although the results aren't *exactly* what I'm looking for), but I don't know how they work.
Can anyone please point me in the right direction? Thanks!