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Time for a color lesson!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

So I’m sure many of you have had the “color” lesson in elementary/middle school…but I bet you never thought it could help you with choosing colors for your home?  Now that you’re older and wiser, let’s go back and revisit this lesson! Colors are defined as Primary, Secondary View More

So I’m sure many of you have had the “color” lesson in elementary/middle school…but I bet you never thought it could help you with choosing colors for your home? 
Now that you’re older and wiser, let’s go back and revisit this lesson!
Colors are defined as Primary, Secondary & Tertiary 
 
Primary Colors: red, yellow and blue
These colors make every other color in the spectrum 
*Make a bold statement in any decor
 
Secondary Colors: purple (red and blue), green (blue and yellow), and orange (yellow and red).
These colors equal combinations of two primary colors
*Can be engaging, but they sometimes need to be shaded to work together
 
Tertiary Colors: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple and red-purple
These colors are made by mixing a primary and it’s adjacent secondary color in equal proportions
*Can combine for a very sophisticated look
 
According to Color Theory:
A good combination is one that uses
-Two colors opposite each other on the color wheel
-Three colors equally spaced around the color wheel
-Two pairs of colors (a total of four) opposite each other

Forget the Paint Chips!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

See it before you paint it! Choosing a paint color for a space in your house can be a little intimidating. You’re given thousands of colors to choose from and sometimes it can be difficult imagining what the tiny paint sample will look like on your 9 foot View More

See it before you paint it!
Choosing a paint color for a space in your house can be a little intimidating. You’re given thousands of colors to choose from and sometimes it can be difficult imagining what the tiny paint sample will look like on your 9 foot walls. 
Rest assured, there are ways to visualize paint colors online before you ever purchase the paint…
 
Check out the following sites for virtual painting:
Benjamin Moore (www.benjaminmoore.com
Create a “project planner” with photos on the site or purchase the software $10/download $14.95/CD-ROM
 
Preview and/or purchase software for less than $10 at 
Glidden retailers
 
Kelly Moore (www.kellymoore.com)
Download a demo or purchase the professional/$99 or home/$49 version of the software

Feeling Blue since it’s monday?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Let these blue spaces we found at market cheer you up! Tip of the day: You can incorporate color into a room by using it in small doses. These pictures we took at market illustrate the definition of choosing a color and making it your accent. This is a View More

Let these blue spaces we found at market cheer you up!

Tip of the day: You can incorporate color into a room by using it in small doses. These pictures we took at market illustrate the definition of choosing a color and making it your accent. This is a great way to add color to a neutral space. 

Having trouble choosing colors for your house?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

We are so excited about Fall! Not only do we see new colors on the leaves outdoors, but also INSIDE in your home! Here are the Pantone fall color trends for Fall 2012 style and fashion, from left to right in the image above (followed by their CMYK equivalents): French View More

We are so excited about Fall!
Not only do we see new colors on the leaves outdoors, but also INSIDE in your home!
Here are the Pantone fall color trends for Fall 2012 style and fashion, from left to right in the image above (followed by their CMYK equivalents):
  • French Roast  64.70.70.43 (Pantone 19-1012)
  • Honey Gold  13.31.83.0  (Pantone 15-1142)
  • Pink Flambe 13.84.19.0  (Pantone 18-2133)
  • Ultramarine Green  95.19.68.7  (Pantone 18-5338)
  • Olympian Blue  97.54.7.5  (Pantone 19-4056)
  • Titanium  42.37.34.24  (Pantone 17-4014)
  • Rhapsody  36.47.11.4  (Pantone 19-1652)
  • Rose Smoke 9.22.22.0  (Pantone 14-1506)
  • Whitecap Gray 5.6.15.0  (Pantone 12-0304)
  • Bright Chartreuse 34.4.97.0  (Pantone 14-0445)
  • Rhubarb  9.100.61.52  (Pantone 19-1652)
  • Sea Fog  37.35.22.0  (Pantone 16-3304)
  • and – in the big square – the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango  0.83.95.0  (Pantone 17-1463)

Sneak Peak at Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color Pulse

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

When creating this year’s theme of Intersection, Benjamin Moore’s color experts looked through various disciplines for inspiration. They discovered a combination of concepts, colors, materials and textures “surfacing in new and unexpected ways.”  “As we look to the future, we find that our ideas are rooted in the View More

When creating this year’s theme of Intersection, Benjamin Moore’s color experts looked through various disciplines for inspiration. They discovered a combination of concepts, colors, materials and textures “surfacing in new and unexpected ways.” 

“As we look to the future, we find that our ideas are rooted in the past. What is new is in the details.” Benjamin Moore’s Andrea Magno

The idea of “intersection” is influenced by four main ideas…
FLOW. CYCLE. ANIMATE. CONNECT.
FLOW: Color, texture and shapes of the past are reintroduced creating a look that brings comfort and familiarity and yet is modern. Through deliberate use of saturation and chroma, the past is reinvented. 

CYCLE: What was once disposable assumes a renewed life, with the huge turning itself inside-out. By repurposing elements through unusual color and material pairings, brilliance emerges in unforeseen ways. 

ANIMATE: Chroma advances leading to an isolated utopia. Through these bold and dynamic colors, happiness quietly assumes it’s natural position in life. 
CONNECT: Color strikes a path through virtual elements, illuminating the familiar and material world. The matrix that is technology evolves into an organic form. 

I hope you all enjoyed this as much as we did! It’s so refreshing to see a company pull inspiration from the past in such a creative way! 
Also
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OH SO MANY COLOR CHOICES…..How do I Choose a Color to Paint the Babies Nursery?

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

You use to hear that babies are attracted to bright primary colors. Initially, babies eyes are not strong enough to perceive color. Instead they are able to notice contrasting patterns like black and white. After two months, babies eyes are strong enough to see as much as an View More


You use to hear that babies are attracted to bright primary colors. Initially, babies eyes are not strong enough to perceive color.
Instead they are able to notice contrasting patterns like black and white. After two months, babies eyes are strong enough to see
as much as an adult. “Science Daily“-July 27,2004
states that- “Color perception is not innate but acquired after birth through experience.” It is then up to you to let them experience ALL the “crayon colors” in the box, just not necessarily on the walls. Take advantage of color research-and use the evidence showing how color affects adults.

RED
A bold color that attracts attention. It increases your pulse, breathing and blood pressure. It is the food color because it makes you hungry by increasing metabolism. That is why you notice the color a lot in restaurants. I would only use as an accent and avoid using it on the walls.

ORANGE
A comfortable color that exudes confidence, creativity and adventure. It is a friendly, fun-loving and welcoming color that can create a cozy room or make a modern statement.

YELLOW
A color that is bright so it would be best not to use too much of it. It can cause negative effects, making babies cry more often and longer. You don’t want to agitate the baby. As you get older you may start to dislike the color yellow because it can make you feel anxious.

GREEN
A good color to use in a learning environment because it promotes calmness and concentration. Because you see
so much of this color in nature- it is mother nature’s color- you can’t go wrong.

BLUE
Most people will say that blue is their favorite color. It is another color that is calming and promotes productivity BUT the shade of blue makes a difference. Blue-gray can be a bit sad.
In a nursery, try to stay with warm or bright blues and don’t overuse navy or dark shades.

PURPLE
Purple has always been associated with royalty. The pastels are more calming. It is a fantasy color. Most men dislike purple.

PINK
It is no secret that little girls love pink. Pink is known as the color for all things girly and sweet. It is also a calming color that makes you feel prosperous and pampered. The only bad effect for going overboard with the color pink is that it may promote a bit of a princess attitude!

WHITE
White is clean, pure and innocent and can promote a sense of secretiveness. Use with splashes of color to arouse emotion and openness. One color + white = an almost foolproof color scheme.

GRAY
This color inspires contemplation, much they same as a cloudy day affects you. So be careful with the color because sadness and loneliness are a part of this contemplative feeling. If you use this color, use a warm tone with bright colors.

BROWN
This is the color of the earth and is not the best choice for a baby’s room. It can be a sad and melancholy color. Remember that it is also the color of “other things” so be careful. Go either dark chocolate or a light beige or tan.

BLACK
This is another color to use sparingly. It is best to use in rooms with lots of light and windows. It is best used as an accent color.

Once you have chosen a color, you need to look for paints that are Zero- VOC (volatile organic compounds) or paints established by Green Seal. These paints don’t emit chemicals into the air that can cause many bad side effects.

TURQUOISE GOODIES

Monday, March 1st, 2010



Pantone Unveils Color of the Year for 2010

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Turquoise is a combination of calming blue and refreshing green. The color is one that most of us respond to in a “good” way. It is flattering to all and translates well in your home and your closet. Turquoise is a nice pop of color with neutrals, browns, View More

Turquoise is a combination of calming blue and refreshing green. The color is one that most of us respond to in a “good” way. It is flattering to all and translates well in your home and your closet. Turquoise is a nice pop of color with neutrals, browns, reds and pinks and deep blues.