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Learn to pick, match, complement, and contrast colors like a pro

Color is an intimidating topic, and with trends changing as frequently as they do, it can be overwhelming to undertake home painting and decorating projects both big and small. Fortunately, educating yourself about color and gaining confidence in picking, matching, complementing, and contrasting colors is just a page away with Color.

Here, you'll get a detailed discussion of color theory, with clear explanations of complementary, contrasting, and other pleasing schemes. It covers a wide variety of color palettes, with photos showing how they can be successfully implemented in a room. Plus, it's packed with tips on finding inspiration and translating ideas into a color palette that works.

  • Value-packed, all-in-one color reference you'll turn to again and again
  • Expert advice on how to choose colors for paint, fabrics, accessories, and more
  • Tips on how to make all the elements of a room work together
  • Specific information about the paint colors presented throughout the book so you can find the shades that appeal to you

Written by the experts at Better Homes and Gardens, Color gives you the very latest, most popular color schemes as well as classic and timeless palettes that never go out of style. So what are you waiting for?

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Tips and Tricks for Painting

  • Primer is your friend. Primer seals in stains, blots out old paint, and provides a surface that paint can easily grab. It's especially important if you're applying a light color over a deep, rich one. In that case, primer can be tinted to your wall color to provide better coverage.

  • Trim or walls? When using a semigloss paint for trim, paint the trim first. If you accidentally get wall paint on your newly painted trim, the semigloss finish makes it easy to wipe off.

  • Let paint dry. Paint needs to dry for at least 24 hours before you pile your furniture back into the room to prevent smudging the walls. Allow drawers and doors ample time to cure so painted surfaces don't stick together.

  • Mix it up. When using two or more gallons of a paint color, mix all gallons together in a 5-gallon bucket. Called boxing, this will ensure that the color is uniform throughout the application. Boxing is particularly worthwhile if you're using a custom-mixed color.



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Color in Rooms
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