How Do Teachers Use Paint Colors in Teaching? Do They Mix Pinks, Blacks and Bleaches?
Benjamin Moore, famous American designer was asked what his favorite color is and he said; “Green. No, really.” You see, Benjamin Moore knew that there are a number of different colors people use when they paint, and it is best to use words that people can relate to or understand. When you do that, you will be able to communicate your ideas better, as well as make your paint ideas stick in your viewers’ minds. We have been talking about “paint ideas” and how to get the most out of using them for your interior design ideas.
Do you know what is the best neutral paint colors for the inside of your home? If you don’t, allow me to help you. What makes a house beautiful is its architecture, but it’s not just the front door and the kitchen that count. The rooms of the house have to have a sense of unity, cohesiveness and flow. Here is the breakdown on how to get the best out of your colors, the front door, and the kitchen.
Before we discuss this, let’s take a closer look at our palettes. Most interior designers agree that if you are going to paint one wall in a room, you need to have a palette of colors that complement each other in some way. The palettes for the walls in each room should be different shades of the same color family. There is no set rule for the number of shades, although most interior designers prefer seven hours before the paint starts to dry so that it has had enough time to settle.
What does it mean when interior designers say that you need to use words that people can relate to or understand?
It means to have words that engage the brain. For instance, white paint colors designers use words such as clean, crisp, lightweight, contemporary, timeless, relaxing, fresh, neutral, warm, cool, and classic. You don’t have to memorize each word or even have to write them down – just put the word in front of you and mentally “fill in the blanks” with the meaning of the next letter. It is important to keep the sentences short, and simple, since the brain will absorb the information easier this way.
Now let’s take a look at a sentence with three words, four letters, and a subject in a sentence that requires a longer pause for the rest of the paragraph. This example could be, “A clean, lightweight, contemporary rug will help you feel relaxed.” The sentence would not be very interesting if there were no objects listed; the object being clean lightweight, contemporary, and contemporary could be a couch, pillow, chair, table cloth, a rug… the list goes on. The interior designers that write these types of lessons need to know that a paint visualizer is a must when writing a lesson on color that includes text or pictures.
You can use the paint color visualizer on the computer and see the effect on the display. Using words to describe the topic is fine but make sure you do not go overboard and include every single word in the sentence! Using too many words or too many of the same word makes it hard to read and understand the lesson or explanation being taught. You may want to only use words like a photo image of the product or explain its function.
I am teaching college students about living room paint colors
A question I get frequently is “where did you learn about this”? There are two answers to this question: one is from a book, and one is from a video tape I made years ago when teaching about the properties of colors. I hope to bring back to you the magic that color has on our lives; my discovery was accidental, but it has brought me much joy and happiness.
I said, ” Benjamin moore, do you remember the time when you ate your apple?” I presented the sentence in the “normal” voice; sounded very strange to you, did it? The person heard me correctly; he repeated the sentence in his “normal” voice. You can do this, too, without sounding unnatural, you can make your sentences sound natural by “modifying” the verbs that precede the nouns. The modified verbs are, buy, eat, rent, give, etc. You can modify a simple sentence such as, ” Benjamin moore loves his apple, but he also likes to have a blueberry.”