THE MAGIC OF COLOR
A painting can evoke an emotional response in many ways, but there’s no denying that color plays the biggest part in how someone responds to it. Cool colors such as blue or green tend to have a calming effect while red or yellow might impact the viewer differently. There are volumes that can be found on the principles of color theory, covering such topics as primary, secondary, tertiary, complementary & analogous colors, shades, tints, intensity, & the list goes on. This may be more than you really want to know about the subject of color, but if you’ve ever set foot in the paint department of your local Lowe’s or Home Depot in search of that perfect color to paint your walls, you’ve already been introduced to the many elements of color theory without even realizing it. And yes, it can be frustrating. There are so many variables that affect color. Lighting in particular can drastically change how we perceive color, especially when choosing that all important wall color. We’ve all been there ~ you head home armed with those tiny sample paint chips & you’re convinced you’ve found the perfect color, until you slather your whole room with it & then wonder if they mixed the paint correctly at the store.