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color scheme

an arrangement or pattern of colors or colored objects conceived of as forming an integrated whole:
the color scheme of a living room.
Origin of color scheme
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When the fine lady came for her next sitting, the Little Mother was called and advised with at length as to pose and color-scheme.

  • This was marked in fact by modesty and melancholy of color-scheme.

    Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall
  • As it came nearer, the artist was impressed with its color-scheme.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville
  • It also runs through the gamut of variations as to color-scheme and sculpturing, but always preserves a certain individuality.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • The color-scheme might well have been invented by Mother Nature herself.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • In this relation nothing stands to him for what it is, but for what it may be made to do for the color-scheme of his picture.

    The Painter in Oil Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
  • Tapestry was also much used, and forms an admirable decoration, provided the color-scheme is light and the design animated.

    The Decoration of Houses Edith Wharton
  • Each gardener who sees fit to adopt any of these designs should study out a color-scheme of his own.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • I love best the pure white and dark salmon pink, but scarce could spare any of these from my color-scheme.

    A Garden with House Attached Sarah Warner Brooks
  • It makes the natural and artificial magnificence more than a narrative, more than a color-scheme, something other than a drama.

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