What Color Experts Want Painting Experts To Know About Color Theory
By Megan Headley
Originally published by APC (American Painting Contractor). Click here to view the original article.
How many times a week do you have a customer ask for your opinion on a color? Lots?
How many times a week do you offer your opinion on a customer’s color? Zero?
For many painting contractors, their job is strictly about applying the color—not selecting it.
“There was a painting contractor who I’ve worked with for years and when the homeowner asked him about color he would always say ‘I don’t choose the colors, I just apply the paint’,” shares Mary McMurray, owner of color consultancy Art First Colors for Architecture in Portland, Ore., and a licensed painting contractor herself for more than 30 years.
Painting contractors who take this hard line on color have every reason in the world to be defensive.
“I find that painters hesitate to voice their...
Are you planning on buying a house soon?
Did you already buy a house and your closing date is fast approaching?
Are you a Painter and want a few tricks to help your clients experience the Power of Color?
If so, be sure to watch this weeks Tips & Tricks video!
Why is GREY sooooo popular these days?
Why do we get tired of certain colors after a while?
What's the secret to combining colors that work well together?
These questions, and many more, are answered in this week's video...
Click on the links below to watch the first two videos in this 3 Part Series
PART 1: What Exactly Is Color?
Remember this famous illusion?
Some people were seeing the dress WHITE & GOLD... while others were seeing it BLUE & BROWN.
That's a pretty BIG difference, wouldn't you agree?
Well turns out, the same thing that made this illusion possible is also creating illusions in your life... every... single... day.
Whether you're looking at colors on a wall or in your surroundings... OR... interpreting situations & events in your life.
To watch the first video in this series, CLICK HERE.
What happens to COLOR when you turn off the lights?
Is that RED apple still red if it's in a pitch black room?
Was it even RED to begin with?
To answer those questions, we'll need to first go to the source and answer this question: what exactly is color?
And the short answer is - FREQUENCY!
Is it possible to "Change the Colors" in your home simply by changing light bulbs?
The answer is, ABSOLUTELY!
For color to appear, it requires LIGHT.
NO LIGHT = NO COLOR
But light can have different COLOR TEMPERATURES based on the time of day (light coming from the sun)... or the type of light bulbs we choose (light generated from inside our home).
Be sure to watch this weeks video for a clear example on how different color can appear in different lighting environments.
It's been a little over 3 months since I released a new video.
The reason for this break was because I had a few BIG PROJECTS on the go and I wanted to make sure not to spread myself too thin. One of those projects involve me now having to wear a ring :)
So yesterday afternoon, I got ready to shoot some new videos but something changed a few minutes after I sat down with this cup of Tea...
A video that is perhaps a bit different than what you may be used to seeing from me... but I believe strongly that it has the potential of affecting you (in a positive way) so much more than anything I could ever teach you about Painting or Color...
Is it possible for our eyes to see something completely different than what's really in front of us? ABSOLUTELY!
In this week's video, I'll show you exactly how this GREY color turned BLUE and how we were able to stop this incredible COLOR ILLUSION.
For more illusions like the one shown in this video, CLICK HERE