How to Choose a 'Safe' Color to Paint Your Rooms

Written by Johnson Design

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Now, consider your furniture and accessories. What colors do you see? If you have a lot of black or navy you may wish to choose a beige with orange or pink undertones to keeprepparttar look warm. If you have browns or reds in your furniture, select a cooler beige with ashy tones to avoid 'overheating' your room.

If you prefer a cooler, airy look - chrome, glass and shades of icy blue - then select gray tones. Some stores will have a 'true gray' color swatch which you can use to compare with their designer selections. On comparison you will notice that each gray has undertones. Some will have blue or lavender tones, others may have green or even a hint of pink.

Usingrepparttar 149070 same guide as stated above, identifyrepparttar 149071 main colors of furniture and accessories inrepparttar 149072 room. Use green or pink toned greys with cool toned furnishings to avoid it from feeling like an ice box. Use blue or lavender undertones in rooms with warmer colored furnishings.

If you are really torn between beige or gray, thanrepparttar 149073 easiest color to work with is green. Keeping it in a muted tone will make it very easy to live with, and will work with most color palates.

Painting rooms with color will bringrepparttar 149074 finishing touch to your home - don't you deserve it?

Johnson Design specialise in Interior Design and Decorating. He is also CEO of .

Native American Indian Art Wood Carvings of the Pacific Northwest

Written by Clint Leung

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Creative artists and carvers from this region have also used wood to carve out bowls, paddles, rattles and boxes which are all expertly decorated with Pacific Northwest Native American Indian designs. Some carvers have even carved more day to day objects such as letter openers out of wood again decorated withrepparttar regionís Native motifs. Although not restricting themselves to just wood,repparttar 149069 Pacific Northwest Native American artists also do art prints, paintings and precious metal jewelry but overall wood is stillrepparttar 149070 most common material used in their artwork.

The Pacific Northwest style of Native American Indian art is still unknown to many parts of North America andrepparttar 149071 rest ofrepparttar 149072 world but this will definitely change asrepparttar 149073 2010 winter Olympics in British Columbia approaches. The world will see British Columbia and as visitors to this Canadian province have already noticed, there are fine examples of Pacific Northwest Native American Indian art everywhere one goes inrepparttar 149074 west coast of Canada.

Clint Leung is owner of Free Spirit Gallery , an online gallery specializing in Inuit Eskimo and Northwest Native American art including carvings, sculpture and prints. Free Spirit Gallery has numerous information resource articles with photos of authentic Inuit and Native Indian art as well as free eCards.

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