Posts Tagged ‘Paint’
This is a good example of how LRV, Light Reflectance Value, plays a part in the energy savings equation. In very basic, stripped down terms lighter colors reflect more energy from the sun than darker colors. The original roof sealant was a medium gray with an estimated LRV of 40-45. The new, bright white coating has a LRV of 90.
Chances are you are your own CMO, Chief Marketing Officer. To help you further understand how participating in social media can help expand your online presence and grow your business, I’m posting a super nifty chart.
Once you’re set up, it’s a matter of dedicating 15 to 30 minutes max per day. You may find you enjoy it!
I take social media seriously. I believe in it. I have decorating forums and message boards to thank for a very interesting and fabulously flourishing tribe. I appreciate every single person who has ever followed “funcolors” and continues to do so here on the blog, Color Budz.
Stats and quantifying your presence are important things to think about if you’re just now breaking into using social media to build a network.
Color Bud, Lynne Whiteside, left this comment on a previous post:
“Please point me in the direction of affects of natural light on wall color. North, South, East, and West all have their own reflective color and I need more information. Thanks a million.”
Here’s my answer. The popular cut-n-paste on the web goes something like this:
North = Blue,
South = Yellow,
East = Green,
West = Orange
Lots of comments on this one – comments are longer than the actual post!
Stay tuned for easy-listening Bursts of Color in which I detail the seven points that are critical in color design for interior and exterior:
“You have to define expectations, identify tolerances,
evaluate proportion of space, observe natural light,
inventory artificial light, and LASTLY consider
permanent, semi-permanent, and transient elements
that reside in the space or on the structure.”
Painting upholstery with regular gallons of waterborne paints has been done expertly by several of my fellow decorating forum members. MAGNAVERDE (who in real life is an interior designer and has a real name) is the pioneer of painting upholstery.
Instructions for this raspberry painted sofa is just one of many talents that has made MAGNAVERDE online legend. Copy of instructions at end of this post.
In a previous ColorPodz, I mentioned some strips of paint color chips seem to be neatly organized from darkest to lightest while others are comprised of colors that relate and harmonize, but don’t quite look like a literal stepping down in scale.
In this quick Burst, I talk about two commonly used collections of colors from Ben Moore as examples, Classic Colors & Color Preview.
Full spectrum paint is one of the best color strategies when you want to immediately enjoy living in your new home and need to paint before furniture and accessories are acquired. Whether it is a color of white or something with more hue, you need flexibility.
For most people that means choosing a color they consider to be “neutral”. It is thrilling to learn that you can get even more flexibility from the way full spectrum paint colors are built, or mixed in the can.
I can explain why full spectrum paint colors are the perfect solution and how they work.
Many people do not have a good grasp of basic color theory terms — and that includes many paint professionals. A clearly defined color vocabulary will sharpen your color expertise and help you navigate the paint store more efficiently.
Hue and color do not mean the same thing in every context. Confusion sets in when you also consider widely held opinion that says hue and color are interchangeable terms.