The Magic of ColorWritten 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 understand workings of theory of color. As many colors as there are out there all come from one of colors of 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 create color. Secondary Colors: orange, green, and violet. They are called secondary because they are mixed from two of primary colors.
There are also two types of colors within color wheel:
Harmonious Colors: Colors that are next to each other on 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 on opposite side of 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 on feel of a room. These are two of “moods” created by certain colors:
3 Great Reasons to Shop for Home Lighting OnlineWritten by Nicole Martins
If you are a consumer who knows just what brand or style of lighting fixtures you are looking to buy, internet can save you money. Conversely, if you are just learning about what lighting fixtures, interior and exterior, are available for your home, 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 at best ways to find these fixtures online; no matter what stage of search for home lighting you’re in, 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 over 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 with type of fixture you are looking to buy: chandeliers, wall sconces, exterior fixtures. From there, 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 of many thousands of photographed fixtures and information such as lamp fixture size, finish, price and brand.