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Tinted primer helps you achieve the perfect paint color.
Getting a gorgeous color to saturate your room starts with the right materials and of course, the right paint. But don’t forget about what’s underneath. Using primer may seem like just an extra step, but it can do a lot for the finished look of your room.
Primer can help cut down on the number of coats of paint you’ll need, especially if you’re painting on new drywall. Primer is thicker than paint, so it will fill in pores in your walls and really even things out before you open up your cans of color. Read the rest of this entry »
Selecting the correct color for wood tones.
Color is a component that can revitalize a room and add interest. Wood tones, trim, and cabinetry provide a dilemma when selecting paint. Use the wood tone to pick a paint that will mix masterfully with your room.
How to choose paint based on wood tones.
If the wood tone is strong, like a golden oak or with a vibrant red cast to it, you will need to take the wood color into consideration when painting. This is important for choosing warm tones especially. Color for a golden oak should emphasize the yellow hues emanating from it. The undertones should match and blend beautifully when placed next to other warm colored objects.
If the wood is a more neutral, natural color, you have more room for range in color decisions. It is more malleable to the surroundings and can be made to fit your vision. It will work into your scheme naturally. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking at color with light.
Have you decided on a color and by nightfall, you’re regretting your decision? There’s a word for that: metamerism. Metamerism means that colors seem to change under different light conditions. That’s why testing is key! Read the rest of this entry »
Add color with an accent wall.
If you’re looking for a project to get your creative juices flowing again, adding an accent wall, or changing the color of a current accent wall, may be just the right project for you.
Before choosing a color, remember that not all walls are meant to be accent walls. The wall that features a fireplace, bed, bookcase, or other prominent accessory is more likely to be successful than other arbitrary walls of the room.
Once you’ve decided on the wall, it’s time to choose “the look”. Here are a few of the many accent wall options.
Make It Bold: Adding a bright colored accent wall is like walking into a quiet room and yelling, “BOO!!” Most people are going to jump at first, and then love that you’re the fun and whimsical. Others will shy away from the peace and quiet that once was. If you’re already using bright colors for your room’s accessories, a bright accent wall will fit in beautifully. Read the rest of this entry »
Decorating with fall colors.
The fall season evokes memories of burnt orange and warm browns that welcome us into the months of pumpkin pie, crisp days, and falling leaves. These fall favorites can be translated into color schemes that are fashionable year-round. The colors will keep your rooms feeling cozy!
Fall Inspired Color Combinations
Color splash. Shades of orange and yellow make for wonderful room accents. Use muted fabrics to let the colors be bold.
Red brown. For a rosy glow, reds and browns will keep you warm. Use texture and luster to complement wood grains.
Dark yellow. This typically spring color takes on a fall flavor when it comes in a darkened hue. Match it with a rich gold and cream to add depth.
Forest green. A forest green is a bit more muted, boding well with chocolate brown. This look can come across as heavy, so partner with white to lighten it up.
Paint color can transform and revitalize your home. You can use color to engage and create welcoming home environments. The undertones in color are an important aspect in paint selection that should not be ignored. Here we advise you on how to match undertones when painting a room.
Reveal the Undertone
Take the time to identify the undertone. This hidden pigment can make all the difference in a room once the paint is applied to the room and decorations are added. There is the color that the swatch portrays and the undertone, which is revealed upon closer inspection. Prepare and plan for the unexpected pops of color that will make an appearance. Read the rest of this entry »
Painting with proper proportions of color.
Paint color can transform and revitalize your home. Color can be used to engage and create welcoming home environments. One way to do this is with proper proportions of different hues and shades of color. Color Guild advises on how much color to use when painting a room. Read the rest of this entry »
Why don’t my printer colors match my monitor? Why doesn’t my TV have a yellow adjustment? Welcome to the confusing world of what makes color what it is. I was taught that the primary colors were red, yellow and blue and that black is the absence of color and white is the presence of all colors, were you? When I became an adult and entered the enlightened age I found out it was all lies, well maybe not lies, but at least misconceptions. As it turns out the red, yellow and blue thing was true for most of the applications that I use, such as paint, but in that theory, also known as subtractive color theory, white is the lack of color, not the presence of all color. Subtractive color is the theory that applies to paint, plastic and die and most opaque finishes.
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