#31 - Bill's Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

#31 - Bill's Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

Oct 22, 2006

Name: Bill Quick
Location: San Francisco
Type: This is a three bedroom condominium townhouse I own.

Why I use color:

I use color because it is the single most versatile, high-impact, and inexpensive way to change or shape the character of a room.

2 good color tips:

1. To make the high-impact use of a primary color on the walls even more striking, use a non-color like black or white in another high-impact area: the furniture, for instance.

2. In a three-color scheme, it's usually a good idea to use the third color as an accent only.

2 good color resources:

1. Colors can have deep psychological effects. One excellent resource you can use to familiarize yourself with these effects is The Psychology of Color and Design by Deborah T. Sharpe.

2. If you can, visit a local pottery. The glazes and finishes are a wonderful source of inspiration for bold, yet natural colors and combinations.

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