Sunday, 18 July 2010

A short note on black and white from Apartment Therapy

A Short Note on Black and White

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Thought both black and white do not count as proper colors (black is all colors and white is the absence of color), they do have warm and cool properties, which are sometimes surprising to people, but are very important to know when using them:

White is cool.
Black is warm.

Therefore, remember that when you paint a room straight white, it is going to tend to be cold, and will need a lot of color or other warm elements to make it physically comfortable, whereas black is instantly warm and needs to be used sparingly so that it doesn't overwhelm. A little black will go a long way.
 
What great advice. I totally needed to have read this before i painted my bedroom pure brilliant white only to have to repaint it in sail white 2 days later!

Read the full article at Apartment Therapy.

2 comments:

Moxie Maley said...

Love, love, love black and white!! Thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm so happy to have found yours. I am a follower!!

Tracey said...

Thanks Moxie Maley!

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