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Find out
how to use the proper paint sheen in your home.

"We all know that success is harder than failure."

--Frank Gehry







Aspects of color;



warm=r-o,o, y-o


lights=tints, contain white in their composition

darks=shades, contain black in their composition

Historic, period, colonial, classical, rustic, folk

When looking for the right color, ask yourself a few questions;

Q. What color do I see?

A. Which of the 6 colors of the spectrum is the right color family? red, orange, yellow, green, blue violet

Q. What tone is the color?

A. Is it lighter or darker than it’s background?

Q. What intensity is the color?

A. Is it bright or dull

Q. What is the hue of the color?

A. It’s either true or it drifts toward another color. i.e. green can be yellow-green or greenish-blue.

Quick Chart

Type            Composition            Appearance            Solvent           Uses (advantages-disadvantages)

Powder paint, artist quality

Poster colors

Universal tinters

Artists’ oil colors

Students’ oil colors


Alkyd colors

Gauche colors

Artists acrylics

Sign writers colors (bulletin colors)

Japan pigments

Casein colors

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