On the Couch With Sonu Mathew
What's hot in the world of paint for 2009? Find out the latest trends and developments in this sponsored gallery featuring Benjamin Moore's resident color expert.
If you paint a room and hate the color, is there anything you can do to change its impact short of repainting?
You can be very creative when trying to change the look of a color that makes you cringe! There are many faux finish and specialty painting techniques that help to mask one color with the layering of other colors and textures. We have a wonderful book called Paint Style that goes into great detail about some clever ideas on how to redefine your space. Another trick I’ve used myself is painting graphics in large blocks right over the cumbersome color. Color works in context -- that means each color will react and your perception of it will change (depending on what it’s next to in your room). To understand this concept better, think of a violet sweater. You may cringe at the look of that sweater with baby blue trousers, but adore the same sweater when you pair it with deep slate grey jeans.
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