New Home BuildingRemodelingPicking Paint colours for you new home or remodel

Primary color – “RYB”, Red Yellow Blue:

  • Primary colors refer to the very large number of color sensations can be simulated by combining a small number of stimuli made from a physical source such as a filament
    • The trichromatic basis of human color vision.
  • Primary colors are not a fundamental property of light but are related to the physiological response of the eye to light.
    • Light is a continuous spectrum of the wavelengths that can be detected by the human eye.
    • Red, yellow and blue are commonly used as primaries when painting or drawing.
  • Red:
    • The primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum.
      • Red hot, red wine, red Robin, “in the red”, and paint the town red
  • Yellow:
    • The primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum.
      • Yellow pages, yellow jacket, yellow bellied and yellow fever
  • Blue:
    • The primary color between green and violet in the visible spectrum.
      • The pure color of a clear sky, blue ribbon, feeling blue, singing the blues

CMYK color model or four color printing:

  • Cyan, Magenta and Yellow are applied together in varying amounts as used in the printing industry

Shades of White:

  • Colors that differ only slightly from pure white.  Variations of white include what are commonly termed off-white which may be considered part of a neutral color scheme.
    • Ghost white, white smoke, baby powder, snow, ivory, cream, linen, eggshell, vanilla and ecru

Color in the 21st Century:

  • Paint manufacturers influence on industry:
    • Just a name can influence an outcome, close your eyes and think of these colors:
      • Aloof Grey, Coral, Eye Catching, Icy, Magical, Quietude and Spicy Hue
    • Design and architecture use color extensively
      • Whether as a feature or accent, color expresses the designer or architects vision.
    • Automotive industry
      • What color car do you drive?  What color is the interior?
      • A collector cars value is enhanced when it’s the original color.
    • Fashion industry
      • Color, texture and detail create vision for the fashion industry.

Fun and expressive uses of “Colour”;

  • Titles from the “Silver” screen:
    • “The Color Purple”
    • “Pretty in Pink”
    • “Crimson Tide”
    • “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
    • “Goldfinger”
    • “50 Shades of Grey”
    • “The Scarlet Letter”
    • “RED”
    • “The Blues Brothers”
    • “Green Hornet”
  • Blue Grey All American Football game
  • Show one’s true color under stress…
  • Old blue eyes
  • The Green Room
  • Awarded “The Purple Heart”
  • Rose-colored glasses
  • Have you heard or been asked one of the following questions?
      • What’s black and white and red all over?
      • Are you color blind?
      • What color is your personality?

The Science of colour:

  • Isaac Newton made a study of color in 1666:
    • One of his contributions was the idea white light is a light containing all wavelengths of the visible spectrum.
  • Thomas Young – 1802:
    • Suggested the threefold character of color perception, and speculated that there were three different types of color sensitive receptors in the eye.
  • 1965:
    • Detailed physiological experiments were performed to measure the absorption of the different types of cones in the eye.  Those experiments verified Young’s theory.

What’s your favorite color?      

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