featuring the
3 step colorScheme system


Color Center

Color Learning Center
Color Palette
Colors for residential and commercial interiors
Choosing Interior and Exterior Colors
colorSelect System
3 Step colorScheme system
Creating color schemes 
About Color
How we see color 
Learning to use color
Advanced color principles 
Historic Color Palette
Color Theory Books
Color Theory Store
Design Archives
artSparx Store
Step-by-Step Tutorials
Bookmark this site



The Color Wheel Big Color Wheel 27 in. diameter large color mixing tool

Large enough to permit students to learn color mixing and basic color relationships by employing "hands on" techniques. 27 in. diameter is 300% larger than standard wheel.


Deco Art Americana Acrylic Paints 2 oz. bottle oyster pearl metallic
Deco Art Americana Acrylic Paints 2 oz. bottle oyster pearl metallic

All-purpose, professional artist quality, highly pigmented water based acrylic for decorative artists and general craft use. Excellent for stenciling, home decor and fabric painting. Use on wood, fabric, walls, canvas, metal paper, ceramic bisque, leather, etc. Opaque colors cover in one coat. Intermixable and permanent, soap and water cleanup. Available in 2 oz. and 8 oz. bottles.

more painting supplies




Antiquing Center Furniture Center Color Center Gilding Center Plaster Effects

Welcome to the artSparx Color Palette,

 featuring the

- only at!

Mixing colors to make a glaze can sometimes be a daunting task. 
artSparx is here to make your job a little easier. Following are color mixing recipes,
ideas and basic principles to help you get started.
Exclusively for artSparxPro members! Register for free!

artSparx colorSelect
parchment ocean blue sky blue burgundy wine caribbean green library green
tangerine sand stone brick red mexican red terre-cotte umbrian brown
burnt umber burnt
sunflower rose peach straw cool grey
tuscan moss green celadon green cream pumpkin  

Each recipe includes exact base-color specs, color mixing ratios and guides on glazing techniques. Simply choose the color you want, or learn the basic color combinations and create your own custom colors.

Work with the color experts at to develop a custom color that is designed specifically for your project.

Tell the about your
project needs and request a quote.


NEW!                               Historic Paint Colors

Colonial Style Late Victorian
Federal Style   Late Victorian
      Queen Anne
Early Victorian    
  Greek Revival Colonial Revival
  Gothic Revival Bungalow
Italianate Style    


Special                       artSparx Antique Corner

Visit the Antique Corner and learn everything you need
to know about antiquing furniture, objects, gold, silver and
copper surfaces and much more!

Basic antiquing
General Antiquing
Methods and Principles
  • The "Classic antique glaze" 
  • Antiquing with oil glazes 
  • Antiquing with water based glazes 
  • Antiquing with waxes
Antiquing Gilt surfaces
  • Antiquing Gold Leaf
  • Antiquing Silver Leaf
Special Features
  • Antique Parchment Glaze
  • Antique Plaster Effects
  • Furniture Antiquing 
  • Antique Bronzing Patina

artSparx Color Center

About Color 
How we see color
3 Step colorScheme System

Create your own paints and glazes with the
Advanced color principles 
Historic color palettes


Gilding made easy!
Canvas stretching
Picture and painting framing tips
Transferring patterns and images to any surface 
Create perfect ovals and circles 
Lettering made simple


Wood Staining - Furniture staining 
Patching drywall 
Basic techniques to master
Preparing your Surfaces
Priming - interior, exterior, and furniture
Material and product descriptions 
Paint & varnish removers
Sanding techniques
Sealers & sealants
Solvents & thinners

 Book Special
North Light Mastering Color: The Essentials of Color Illustrated with Oils  Mastering Color: The Essentials of Color Illustrated with Oils ISBN: 1581806353

North Light Mastering Color: The Essentials of Color Illustrated with Oils Mastering Color: The Essentials of Color Illustrated with Oils

In Mastering Color, you'll find an engaging and unique color workshop -- from the basics of selecting a palette to advanced instruction on capturing light and designing powerful compositions.


Join the artSparx community! Become a registered member now.

Capture your target market!
Advertise at artSparx and reach over 100,000 unique visitors per month!
artSparx Advertising Information

Become a link partner
Add features to your site! Free

Media Support Center
 Copyright 2011 Media Center Except as otherwise expressly permitted under law, no copying, redistribution,
retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of material or concept are permitted without the express written permission
of and Copyright owner. Legal       San Francisco, Ca.   415.217.9087

DIY, home improvement, kitchen cabinets, tools, lighting, ceramic tile, home decor, kitchen design, gardening, home decorating,
patio furniture, paint, insulation, home improvement, fencing, appliances, art supplies, furniture, fabrics, decorative arts, rugs, fine art, historic restoration,
plumbing, power tools, hardware, home improvement, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, plumbing supply