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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

color palette

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.

ColorSelect System

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

ColorScheme System

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

Color Theory

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.


Blending Traditional and Contemporary Design
Venetian Plaster

Inspired by the ornate plaster-work of Renaissance Italy, decorative plaster has a millennial history, with origins dating back to the Rome of the Caesars and in the art of Ancient Greece.

It was Andrea Palladio, a famous Italian architect, who in the XVI century re-discovered it through his studies and re-proposed it in the splendid Venetian villas that are still to this day the distinguishing mark of his career. Stucco Veneziano is an aesthetic solution that step by step, conquered Venice and Lombardy, then Italy, and finally entire Europe in the XVII century. Today, venetian plaster Stucco Veneziano restores the splendor of a classic and prestigious finish.

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Lithos Venetian Plaster

Finishing Venetian Plaster with natural polished marble effect

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Lithos is the contemporary version of the famous ancient Stucco Veneziano. It is a beautiful and highly refined decorative finish for hotels, offices, shops, exhibition halls, living rooms, etc. Ideal for all types of interior surfaces such as cement renders, Gypsum plasters, prefabricated panels wood and its by-products, as long as sufficiently smooth. With the range of colours and the applicator’s capacity and inspiration, it is possible to attain a variety of designs and chromatic effects. The resulting coating, in addition to being highly attractive, is abrasion resistant and washable.

Spread rate: XX Sq. ft. per quart.

Method of application The product is ready to use. Mix up gently until the product is workable. Spread MITHOS LUX with a steel trowel in several coats on the withered product. Polish the final coat only. In case the substrate is not homogeneous. It could be necessary to wait 24 hours before applying and polishing the final coat.

Choose your color. Simply select a color of your choice from any major paint manufacturer and our team at artSparx will custom tint your Venetian Plaster and ship it directly to your location. Call us at 415.407.5097 or email.


Lithos/Q $ 29.95
Lithos Venetian Plaster - Untinted WHITE - Quart
Venetian Plaster
Lithos/1GAL $ 78.95
Lithos Venetian Plaster - Untinted WHITE - 1 Gallon
Venetian Plaster
Lithos/5GAL $ 220.00
Lithos Venetian Plaster - Untinted WHITE - 5 Gallon
Venetian Plaster

Color Palette

TIPS

Look for neutrals. Understanding a few simple color principles can result in successful color combinations for any project. Useful for interior design projects, decorative painting techniques, fine art painting, graphic design or illustration techniques, understanding color combinations can be easy and fun.

Look for compliments. When any one primary color is mixed with another a secondary color effect is produced. 3 secondary colors are produced from the mixing of one primary color with another. These colors are orange-green-violet. These secondary colors are also known as Secondary colors.

Color Palettes


Step-by-step Features

antiquing

Antiquing For creating old world charm and sophistication.

Antiquing is the process of aging a surface to produce a time-worn appearance. There are many methods of antiquing, but I found that by mastering these few simple steps I’ve been able to successfully handle the antiquing of untold objects, furniture, mural paintings and wall surface finishing.


neutral colors

Working with Neutrals

Neutral colors primarily consist of a selection grays, beiges, tans, creams and taupe. These colors generally work with most other colors making them excellent choices as background colors for walls and ceilings. In this manner, more vibrant color choices can be executed in the interior in the form of fabrics, draperies and curtains, rugs and carpets, objects, furniture and accessories like throw-pillows, lamp shades and pictures or paintings.


Quartz Primer Medium fine

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Medio Quartz Primer is quartz facing in an acrylic formula. It is a flat finish primer for texture basecoats and preparation. Commonly used to prepare surfaces so that they are perfectly absorbant, smooth, and transpiring. Overall, quartz primer is a smooth finish primer used to create good foundations for applications for Stucco and texture finishes. Use for large grain lime plaster. Medio Quartz Primer is quartz facing in an acrylic formula. It is a flat finish primer for texture basecoats and preparation. Commonly used to prepare surfaces so that they are perfectly absorbant, smooth, and transpiring. Overall, quartz primer is a smooth finish primer used to create good foundations for applications for Stucco and texture finishes.

Spread rate: 71 to 82 Sq. ft. per quart.


QuartzM/Q $ 34.50
Quartz Primer - Medium Fine - Quart
Quartz Primer
QuartzM/5L $ 89.00
Quartz Primer - Medium Fine - 5 Liter
Quartz Primer
QuartzM/14L $ 198.00
NQuartz Primer - Medium Fine - 14 Liter
Quartz Primer

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