the Right Color For Your San Francisco Home Remodeling
The Personality of Your Room Is Expressed
in Its Color. At san Francisco Painters we think color is the
greatest asset in decorating. Painting the interior or exterior
of your home is one of the chief means you will use in
expressing your decorative purpose.
Color can minimize the structural defects
of an interior room or emphasize its fine proportions. It can
wrap your walls around you or open them out generously. Color
can add warmth to a cold room or coolness to a warm one. It can
create a mood, an atmosphere, and make a room well worth
remembering. First, you must be able to see each color as it
is, and become acquainted with what it expresses, before you
understand why certain colors go together.
Think of colors in two categories, warm
and cool. Warm colors are yellow, red and orange. All other
colors which contain these share in their warmth. Warm colors
advance, and in consequence, decrease the apparent size of a
room and increase the apparent size of objects. Light warm
colors, like Camellia and Talisman do not make a room seem
smaller because they are diluted colors and do not come forward
like the more intense colors.
Yellow is the sunniest and brightest of
colors, suggesting light and gayety. Use Canary to introduce a
feeling of sunniness in a dark north room For large areas you
may also use Sandalwood as well as pale yellows. Red is highly
stimulating and should be used with restraint. It makes an
excellent contrasting color. In the red family, the pastels arc
very pleasing. Among the oranges, Amber lite and Terra Cotta
recommend themselves for use in home decorating.
Cool colors are the blues, greens and
violets which give the effect of withdrawing. They are restful,
soothing colors and produce an effect with drawing. They are
restful, soothing colors and produce an effect of aloofness and
reserve. Through their power of withdrawal, cool colors give an
effect of spaciousness.
Blue, the coolest of colors, suggests a
feeling of dignity and tranquility. Blues, such as Dustblu and
Porcelain Blue, are good background colors. Twilight and
Turquoise also finds popular favor. Violet is a dignified
color. Purple Iris and Plum find ready use in home decoration
while Wild Lilac or Sweet Pea are feminine colors reserved for
bedrooms. Green has a calm and restful effect. It is an
invaluable bridge between colors, a perfect background for a
'restful' room. With increased blue, green is cool. With more
yellow in it, green becomes lighter, gayer and warmer. Dew,
Pine Frost and Olive Glow are widely used for walls and floor
covering. Now that you are acquainted with what colors say, you
will find a new pleasure in colors.
Your first question in arriving at a
color scheme for yourself is the decision as to which colors
you will use. This decision rests upon your individual color
preferences and is tempered by the decorative purpose which you
desire to achieve.
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