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New paint color and design basics

Rohm & Haas Co : 13 December, 2006  (New Product)
“Paint color, sheen, pattern and texture can be combined to create a number of interesting and individual looks for the home,” Debbie Zimmer, paint color and decorating expert for the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute said. “Color is often the first consideration when redecorating but to successfully create today’s contemporary looks it’s helpful to have some understanding of basic design principles and the role of paint within a space.”

Five tips to consider before beginning any room decoration or renovation project:

Monochromatic color schemes are generally easy to create and impart a sophisticated feel within a space. A monochromatic palette consists of different tints or shades of the same color.
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Contrast can be a powerful element. Often, when two contrasting colors are used, one appears warm and the other cool. Contrasting colors do not have to be bold; they can be soft and subtle. Take your cue from the room--bold in the living or family room and a softer contrast in the bedroom.
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Color can visually change the perception of a room’s size. Light, cool colors can make the space appear larger while darker, warm colors often make it seem smaller and more intimate.
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Pattern can also affect the way a space is perceived. For example, a room can be heightened by painting vertical stripes on the walls.
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Texture is an important element of design that can add interest and style in any room. Use decorative techniques such as sheen striping or stippling which provides a variegated appearance and gives depth to the surface.
Remember, whatever look you hope to achieve, use a top quality interior paint for the best long-term appearance and performance. For regular painting tips and color trend information, signup for the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute do-it-yourself newsletter by simply logging on to www.paintquality.com
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