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How to Build A Color Palette

How to Build a Color Palette One of the scariest things, even among designers, is creating a custom color palette. Many of us don’t understand why a specific color palette works, just that it does. Exploring the uncertain waters of creating your own unique color palette from the near infinite options may not be as hard as you think. Thanks to our color matching tool, creating a color palette or matching your paint color can actually be simple and fun! Custom Color Palette - How & Why? Typically, we go to the hardware store and look at the preselected color palettes and nod or shake our heads until we find something we can settle for, but what if you aren’t...

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Why Eyes & Cameras Can’t Match Colors

It’s easy to think that our world looks the way it does because that’s just how it looks, but this is not the reality. The world, as we know it, actually “looks” vastly different, depending on how, who, or what is looking at it. Confused yet? Well, don’t worry, we’re going to share with you why cameras and our eyes make for imperfect color matching, then provide the solution you need to reliably match colors every time! On Understanding the Challenges of Color First off, let it be known that colors are subjective. For instance, how I see and understand “orange” is a concept that is unique to me and cannot be shared or compared with how you see and...

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5 Fashion Trends You'll Love in 2017 (& We Can Help You Find Them!)

It's a new year, which means it's time to go through your closet and throw out all those clothes that aren't working for you anymore. Trends come and go, but you don't want them hanging around in your closet after their expiration date. It's time to update your closet and find new trends that will have you looking fresh and feeling your best. Learn three of the hottest trends in fashion for 2017 and how our color matching tool can help you find them!  The Hot Fashion Trends of 2017 Yellow and fuchsia are everywhere. The two hottest colors of 2017 are going to be bright, sunshiney yellow and bold, powerful fuchsia. These two colors aren't for the faint of...

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Understanding Color Theory

Color is all around us, yet many people tend to take it for granted. After all, most of us experience it each and every day! It usually takes looking at a photo in black and white to really appreciate the beauty surrounding us. In order to improve your understanding of color and use it in the best ways possible, it’s important to understand the basics of color theory. Color Doesn’t Exist This sounds like it doesn’t make much sense, but it’s true! Color is created when our brains process the light signals it takes in from the outside world. Without our brains, we wouldn’t be seeing the color all around us the way we do now. Three Color Receptor Cells...

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How Color Affects Your Mood - and What That Means for Your Interior Design Projects

Whether you're a professional interior designer with an art school degree or just an HGTV fan who likes to dabble in Pinterest-worthy projects, choosing the right color for your space should be at the top of your list of design priorities. Decorating trends come and go, but there's a science behind the psychology of color. Choosing the right shade for your room depends a lot on the mood you want to create: A restful bedroom, an energizing kitchen, and a cozy den all require a different color to create the feeling you're looking for. No matter what color you are looking for, be sure to use the COLOR MUSE color matching tool today!  Color Basics With the exceptions of pure white and black, all colors have...

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