#13 - Dldawson's Ever Changing Moods

#13 - Dldawson's Ever Changing Moods

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 10, 2007
Name: Dldawson Location: Montclair, NJ Type: 3 bedroom colonial house built in 1920-owned Why I use color: color is very mysterious. it can change your mood and affect you psychologically. it can make a space seem larger and more grand. or it can make the same space feel smaller and intimate depending on the choice...
i get bored easily and love to change the colors in my house.this is done simply by repainting and or changing objects around. i am a painter and i think of my living space the same way i think about painting. So it is not just color but how colors relate to each other. also depth of field and value--how light or dark a color is. i use color as a way to move a viewer's eye through the space. and to give depth to a view. my house is fairly open so you can see several rooms at once so all of the color decisions have to work together. i like to have a focal point or pay-off as you look through the rooms. 2 Good color tips: 1-though paint is a fairly cheap and easy way to get color in your house it is also good to choose rugs, lamps, art, plants and flowers etc help to create harmony and contrast. 2-experiment--nothing is permanent.---even that lime green you thought would be perfect for the front door can be easily changed. Favorite type and brand of paint: i like ralph lauren lately--the suede finishes-- they are very matte and absorb the light. i also keep acrylic artists paints on hand and custom mix if the color is not quite right when i get them home
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