Pewter is in the "cool neutral" color family, which includes many shades of gray, from light to very dark. Pewter has a medium gray cast.Continue Reading
In modern decorating designs, cool neutrals are often paired with white. However, they are very flexible and contrast well with many colors.
The other color families are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, white and warm neutral. Reds are warm colors used to show energy. Oranges are considered fun and modern, and yellows add brightness. Greens vary from cool to lively, depending on the amount of blue or yellow used. Blues run the gamut from conservative to refreshing. The impact of violet changes depending on its levels of blue, red or gray. Whites might be bright or soft, and warm neutrals are natural colors, including beiges, tans and browns.Learn more about Colors
Some different shades of the color blue include Alice blue, sky blue and Prussian blue. Alice blue was named after Alice Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt's eldest daughter. It is a pale type of azure that is sometimes found on icebergs.Full Answer >
Lavender is a light value of the tertiary color red-violet, so it is made of shades of red and blue. Specifically, lavender has more red than blue. It also includes some white to create the tint.Full Answer >
Maroon and burgundy are terms for separate colors in the same color family. Both maroon and burgundy are dark, cool reds. However, burgundy is based on the color of French wine and is a darker, grayish red, while maroon is based on the color of chestnut shells and is brownish.Full Answer >
Periwinkle is a color that is in the purple, violet, blue and indigo family. It is also known as lavender blue, and is a pale, pastel indigo color with minimal saturation. Similar colors include lavender mist, melrose, light logan, light chetwood blue, light moody blue and perano.Full Answer >