I've Got Color! Contest: DM's Colors That Speak for Themselves

I've Got Color! Contest: DM's Colors That Speak for Themselves

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Maxwell Ryan
Oct 18, 2005

Name: DM Location: Boston Suburbs, MA Why I use color: "Why should not I? B&W looks good in old movies and nostalgic photos, but not in my home. I am not good with words. So I let the visual medium do the talking for me. It is nice every evening to walk into a place that is bursting with welcoming energy. It took me 5 years and a bad winter with a leaky roof, to finally get the place painted. Each of the rooms and stairwells have different colors and I just love it. [Some of you may recognize the table that I asked about once. I went with round soft ottoman seating from BBB for now]"

Color Tips: "Do not be put off by what others say. You will be living there, not them. Do not be afraid, you can always redo things. It is not end of the world. If you are not sure about how to go about, just pick up some basics of combining colors from lots of good books out there then start with a color YOU LOVE. Colors seem to look a shade different on the wall than they do on the chips. Try it first. If you are using a painter, try to get somebody who does the talking AND painting. Often these are two different sets of people and the results can be less than what you expect."

Color Resources: "I have some color books. But I find most of the inspiration from travelling the city streets and lush country sides in season with OPEN eyes. Always looking for "what makes" a thing beautiful to me. Also looking at travel photo journals from exotic locales. I am originally from India where colors are just different :-) when you can get away from the dust and pollution! Playing with the huge collection of color chips from all the paint manufacturers has always been a great stimulation for me. Makes me keep changing my mind every other day."
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