The Magic of Color

Written by Cass Hope

Deciding what colors to use when decorating your house can be a real challenge. Do you want a soothing atmosphere, vibrant or warm and cozy? The choice does not have to be complicated if you understandrepparttar workings ofrepparttar 141562 theory of color. As many colors as there are out there all come from one ofrepparttar 141563 colors ofrepparttar 141564 rainbow: red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo, violet and black and white. These colors are divided up into two categories:

Primary Colors: red, yellow and blue. They are called primary because they are pure and no two colors were mixed to createrepparttar 141565 color. Secondary Colors: orange, green, and violet. They are called secondary because they are mixed from two ofrepparttar 141566 primary colors.

There are also two types of colors withinrepparttar 141567 color wheel:

Harmonious Colors: Colors that are next to each other onrepparttar 141568 color wheel. Blues, green, blue-green and aqua all lay next to each other and work well together in any room to create a comfortable harmonious atmosphere. Contrasting Colors: Colors, which are onrepparttar 141569 opposite side ofrepparttar 141570 color wheel. Red-green or blue-orange contrast each other but will complement each other and will create a vibrant intense atmosphere.

Colors can have a powerful effect onrepparttar 141571 feel of a room. These are two ofrepparttar 141572 “moods” created by certain colors:

3 Great Reasons to Shop for Home Lighting Online

Written by Nicole Martins

If you are a consumer who knows just what brand or style of lighting fixtures you are looking to buy,repparttar internet can save you money. Conversely, if you are just learning about what lighting fixtures, interior and exterior, are available for your home,repparttar 141312 internet is a great place to get educated.

To begin with, here are several types of interior fixtures available for your home: sconces, chandeliers, table and floor lamps, pendants, ceiling mounts, track lighting, recessed lighting and bathroom fixtures. Exterior fixtures include: landscape lighting, exterior sconces, exterior pendants, exterior ceiling fixtures, post lanterns, and flood lights. Take a look atrepparttar 141313 best ways to find these fixtures online; no matter what stage ofrepparttar 141314 search for home lighting you’re in,repparttar 141315 internet is a valuable resource. You Don’t Need to be a Lighting Expert

You don’t need to be a lighting expert to shop by style: all you have to do is find a fixture that matches your home décor. If, for example, you are looking for a chandelier to hang overrepparttar 141316 dining table of your farmhouse, a rustic chandelier would be a good style choice. A well organized website should be intuitive and easy to navigate. Look for online lighting stores that begin withrepparttar 141317 type of fixture you are looking to buy: chandeliers, wall sconces, exterior fixtures. From there,repparttar 141318 site should take you to a selection of lighting styles: Rustic, Traditional, Contemporary etc. Once you’ve decided on a lighting style, you should then be able to customize your search for details such as: price, brand, size and finish. This is also a great way to educate yourself. Take advantage ofrepparttar 141319 many thousands of photographed fixtures and information such as lamp fixture size, finish, price and brand.

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