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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
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Venetian Plaster

Plaster Kits

The Venetian Plaster Kit comes complete with everything you need to get started. It is a perfect way for you to learn the basics of Venetian Plaster application on a professional level. Why wait. Prepare yourself today for this booming new trend.


Step-by-step tutorials

Venetian Plaster and Plaster wall effects


Color features

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.


Dover Historic Ornament and Design in Full Color  Historic Ornament and Design in Full Color ISBN: 0486452751

 Historic Ornament and Design in Full Color

Egyptian, Roman, Byzantine, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabic, Gothic, and more this colorful compendium of 512 religious, architectural, and ornamental images encompasses the abundant variety of the ancient world.

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Welcome to the artSparx color learning center, your permanent reference site for any color challenge. 

Using color at home or in the office - for paintings, furniture or any artistic challenge -
takes a good eye, a little know how, and a creative imagination.

But how do you start?

At artSparx we've developed a color program that will help you solve all your color challenges. Start by visiting the 'Colors for residential and commercial interiors' feature, providing you with overall information on using colors sucessfully in any environment. Next, browse the following colorScheme features to tailor and design your color palette to fit your interior color needs. From basic ideas on how we see color, to the unique 3 step colorScheme system created at artSparx especially for you, we'll help you understand the elements of color, and how to incorporate these ideas to create successful color solutions to any project.

Color Palette colorSelect System 3 Step colorScheme System  Color Theory

From selecting Historic or Period colors to mixing original colors for glazing and decorative effects, the artSparx Color Palette is here to help.

You'll find color mixing recipes,
ideas and basic color principles to help get you started.

The artSparx colorSelect System provides detailed instructions and step-by-step tutorials for creating custom color effects in your home or office.

For artSparxPro members. You'll learn how to

Use the correct base colors:
Creating a glaze:
The Colorant:
The Mixing Ratio:
Mixing the glaze
The basic glazing process
Getting Ready
Testing your glaze mixture
Quick Chart: Proper use of colorants

Understanding the 12 step color wheel

   Creating a 12 step color wheel.


Basic principles of color
Primary, secondary and tertiary colors  
Tints and shades, value and hue, neutral grays
Creating harmonious color schemes
Using complementary and contrasting colors
Using triadic colors to create balanced color schemes
 Using tetrads to create balanced color schemes

About Color

How we see color

Learning to use color

Advanced color principles 
For those interested in in-depth color learning. Ideal for designers, artists, illustrators and graphic designers.

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    



 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.

The color wheel



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