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Choosing House Painting Colors

Posted 02-04-2011 at 07:58 AM by housepaintingny (House Painting & Staining)

When choosing paint colors to paint your house or office it can be a daunting task. There are 3 general groups of paint schemes:
  • Monochromatic schemes are based on one hue, which varies in value (lightness and darkness), and saturation (the amount of color). An example of this is a pale blue with a pure blue and dark blue.
  • Analogous schemes combine no more than three similar colors. An example of this is red, yellow red (orange), and yellow.
  • Complementary schemes are based on opposing colors.
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An Accent Wall

Posted 01-08-2011 at 02:44 PM by housepaintingny (House Painting & Staining)
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An accent wall is one wall within a room that is painted a different shade or color than the other three walls in that room. The wall that is accented is usually the first wall that is seen upon entering that room.

An accent wall can be used to highlight a large focal point on or near that wall (tv, entertainment center, bed, fireplace, bookcase).

In most cases, an accent wall is a bold color i.e., orange against neutral walls i.e., white. Or a vibrant shade against...
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