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The Language of Color
Get an overview of the basic vocabulary of color, including terms such as hue, saturation, and value as well as the differences between analogous and complementary colors.A basic color vocabulary includes the following terms:
Hue identifies the general family of a color, such as red, yellow, blue or green. The traditional color wheel is made up of twelve color families: red, red-orange, orange, yellow-range, yellow, yellow-green, green, blue-green, blue-red-violet, violet and blue-violet.
Colors on the opposite side of the wheel from each other are called complementary colors. In combination, these create striking contrasts. For less contrast, choose colors next to each other on the color wheel, which are called analogous colors. Choosing colors of different tints within one color family creates a monochromatic color scheme.
Warm or Cool?
Different colors in the same family may be described as being "warm" or "cool." Colors with yellow undertones will seem warmer, while the same color with blue or red undertones will appear cool. Cool colors — blue, green, violet — invite relaxation and thought. Warm colors — red, orange, yellow — encourage conversation and play. Sherwin-Williams color experts suggest using both warm and cool colors in rooms where you desire balance and variety.
Value describes how light or dark a specific color may be. On Sherwin-Williams color strips, lighter values are at the top, mid-tone value are in the middle and darker values are at the bottom. When you combine colors from a single color strip, you're creating a monochromatic color scheme — perfect for creating a sophisticated, spacious look in a single room.
From Sherwin Williams online
1) Apply coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of homes.
2) Smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, brushes, or steel wool, and removes old paint from surfaces, using paint remover, scraper, or wire brush to prepare surfaces for painting.
3) Fill nail holes, cracks, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other filler, using caulking gun and putty knife.
4) Select premixed paints, or mixes required portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying substances to prepare paint that matches specified colors.
5) Remove fixtures, such as pictures and electric switchcovers, from walls prior to painting, using screwdriver.
6) Spread dropcloths over floors and room furnishings, and covers surfaces, such as baseboards, door frames, and windows with masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
7) Paint surfaces, using brushes, spray gun, or paint rollers.
8) Apply paint with cloth, brush, sponge, or fingers to create special effects.
9) Erect scaffolding or sets up ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
10)Work diligently, professionally, and consistently to paint the home to provide a good service.
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