Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Color for Dummies...

There are so many things to consider when choosing and combining colors…from tone, to shade, to tint.  The number of different shades of white to choose from is overwhelming.  You can no longer simply ask for white paint.  Here’s where it becomes complicated…just because two colors are in the red family, doesn’t mean they go with each other.  Without getting too technical…even colors that are complimentary to each other on the color wheel such as red and green, don’t always blend well together.  It all depends on their shade, tint and tone.
Once you have found the right color, you now have to consider the accent pieces and the adjacent rooms.  It is much more pleasing to the eye to have a harmonious flow of color throughout your space.  Even the accent pieces that are designed to be focal points in a room still need to compliment the rest of the space.     
Benjamin Moore has come up with a foolproof way of combining colors.  They call it the Affinity Collection and it consists of 144 colors that will all work beautifully together.  You can quite literally take any of the colors in this collection and combine them to create a spectacular space.  Visit your local Benjamin Moore dealer and check out this new collection of colors and be your own Interior Decorator.
Benjamin Moore Affinity Collection

Don’t be afraid of color and trying new things, just be selective in what you choose.   And remember next time you ask for white paint, you better know which white you want!!!

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