Golf Cart Wheels and Color Theory

May 8, 2015

The term color theory describes how color works. Certain colors look better together. They come in harmonies—monochromatic, analogous and triad harmonies are the basic winning combinations. Color theory affects almost every aspect of our lives. It can even be strategically applied to purchasing golf cart wheels.

If your customer comes to you looking for wheels for their colorful golf cart, you might want to know how to fit their style and be able to make educated recommendations. The best way to ensure their satisfaction is by following color harmonies.

Analogous Colors

Analogous Colors on the Color Wheel

Analogous harmonies are formed by a few colors close to each other, e.g. light green, dark green and light blue. They tend to match well and create serene, comfortable designs. In addition, they are the most common color harmonies found in nature. When choosing an analogous color scheme, make sure you have a contrast. Choose one color to dominate, one to support and one as an accent. For example, pair a white cart with dark wheels for maximum aesthetic appeal. We have black and gun metal wheels that would be perfect for this purpose.

Complementary Colors

Complementary Colors on the Color Wheel

Complementary colors are those across from one another, e.g. yellow and purple. The high contrast of these colors creates a vibrant look, especially when they are used at full saturation. They are tricky to use in large areas, but work well if you want something to stand out. Also, if your customers want text on their wheels, it’s wise to stay away from complementary colors—they can be jarring and hard to read. If you have a customer with a purple cart, you’ll want to show them some gold wheels.

Triad Colors

Triad Colors on the Color Wheel

Triad colors form a triangle on the color wheel, e.g. orange, green and purple. They are bold and vibrant, even if you use muted versions of the chosen hues. To make a triadic harmony work, be sure the colors are carefully balanced—let one color dominate and use the others as accents. For example, if your golf cart is yellow with touches of red and blue, you’d want to go with either red or blue wheels.

No matter what color wheels you recommend to your customers, make sure that they are of the highest quality. At TreadHeads Specialty Tire, we offer quality golf cart tires and wheels in Florida at competitive prices. For more information about what we do, please feel free to contact us. You can also reach out to us via social media.

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