An Inspired Guide to Choosing Color

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An Inspired Guide to Choosing Color: Finding the perfect color has never been easier or more exciting.

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    An Inspired Guideto Choosing Color

    Olympic Premium paints assure the beauty you create today will last year

    after year. Our exclusive one coat ColorLast formula combines unparalleled

    durability with inspiring colors to bring you a rich, distinctive look.

    Exceptional Beauty. Premium Quality. Let the proven performance of

    Olympic Premium bring your inspirations home.

    W W W . O L Y M P I C . C O M

    Olympic. The paint for whatever inspires you.

    Available exclusively atOP145872002 PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15272

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    Colors inspired by your world.Colors brought to life by Olympic.

    A soothing green. A commanding red.Color has no boundaries. No set rules.

    Its all about your own personal taste and inspirations.Just imagine the possibilities.

    A blue that captures the sunlight dancing on the sea. The deep yellow of a sunflower that makes you smile. Your choice of color sets the tone and begins the journey of creating a home that speaks

    to you and about you.

    So what inspires you?

    On the cover: Burning Bush B31-6This page:Base: Sunset Skyline A31-6Trim:Winter Wheat A17-2

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    Base: Allspice B15-5Below Chair Rail:

    Base Color: Burning Bush B31-6Accent Color: Brick Dust C34-6

    Forsythia Blossom B11-3

    Color speaks to us in so many ways.It has the power to calm, energize,

    or even warm your soul. Color can transform a room and make a statement

    your statement.

    Setting the Mood with Color

    It all begins with understanding how color

    can influence our emotions and inspire

    our living space.Warm Colors Energetic hues that inspire,captivate, and often command attention. Warm

    tones are visually advancing, stepping out to

    embrace their guests.

    Red Attention-getter. Red is associatedwith excitement, magnificence and assertion.

    Yellow Sunshine and light. Yellow projects a radiant look, creating instant warmth.

    Orange Cheerful and lively. Midway between red and yellow, orange is dynamic

    and energetic.

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    Base: Green Crystal C65-3Trim: Delicate White D40-1

    Base: Lime Green B68-4Trim: Gypsum D30-2

    Cool Colors Soothing hues thatare calming, tranquil and refreshing.

    Cool colors visually recede, acting as a

    serene backdrop for your space.

    Blue Classic, cool and restful.Blues can open up a room, keeping

    the feeling airy and refreshing.

    Green Calming and harmonious.Green says balance and beauty,

    drawing from the shades of nature.

    Violet Restful and serene. Violet can be regal, spiritual or delicate

    depending on its saturation and

    pink undertones.

    Varying intensities of color alsoplay a key role in making a statement.

    Pastels Beautiful whites to faint hints

    of color. Watery blues, pale greens,

    refreshing violets. Pastels visually

    retreat and add a sense of openness.

    Neutrals Calming, yet sophisticated.

    More than white, gray and tan. Theyre

    any soft tone that blends into the back-

    ground to create a subtle backdrop.

    Midtones Darker than pastels, lighter

    than deeptones, and more muted than

    brights. Midtones begin to enliven a

    room with more color saturation.

    Deeptones Warm and moody; rich

    and luxurious. Deeptones visually

    advance, adding rich intensity to a room

    that makes a statement.

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    Inspiration is all around you.

    Inspiration can come from so many different places. The world we live in. The objects that surround us.

    Everywhere we look, our world is filled with a palette of colors; from the warm, inviting shade

    of a room in candlelight, to the vivid tones ofripening fruit, to the cool colors of the seashore.

    Colors catch our eye. They spark ideas. They reflect moods. As you look at the colors

    of your world, choose those that help to create your own personal statement.

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    Define Your SpaceNote what elements will not be changing. First, you need to take into account everything that will be

    staying in the room, including flooring,window treatments, fabric,wallcoverings, countertops and brick or

    stone accents. This will help you to consider what colors are already part of the overall room scheme.

    Note the architecture of your space. What does your room say on its own? Is it modern,classic, colonial?

    Do you want to enhance the feeling of the space or create an entirely new feeling?

    Note the open transitions that exist into other rooms. Does this room open to other rooms or hallways?

    Color can change from room to room,but be aware how adjacent rooms may complement or clash.

    Establish a transition color scheme so all the rooms and spaces move nicely.

    What is your inspiration for this space?How will the room be used? Consider the functionality of the room when starting to select color.

    Will there be a lot of reading done in this space? Will it be used for family congregating or more

    formal entertainment?

    Then, more importantly, ask yourself How do I want to feel in this room?What mood do I want

    to create? This is an important question that underlies what defining your home and making it youis

    all about.

    Arm yourself with ideas. Gather your favorite pictures,magazine clippings that treasured vase with the

    rose cast. Now is the time to look at everything that will help bring into context what is important to

    creating your space.Base: Briar Rose B37-4Trim: Snowy Mount C30-1Accent: Gooseberry D38-6

    Base: Bone White D20-3Trim: Crumb Cookie C20-1

    TheColor Process

    To begin the journey of choosing just the right colors, there are a few

    key steps that will help you on your way.

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    Consider Lighting SourcesView the color in natural light.A room that is

    bathed in natural light changes throughout the

    day impacting the actual appearance of color in

    your room. Rooms with northern exposures

    pull in cool light while rooms with southern

    exposures have more of a tendency to drain a

    colors vibrancy.

    Take into account the artificial lighting used in

    the room. Incandescent bulbs tend to make col-

    ors appear more warm,while halogen light does

    the opposite. Lampshades also make a difference.

    A white paper shade gives off cooler light and a

    creamy,off-white shade provides a warmer light.

    Once youve viewed the colors in their actual

    environment you will get a true sense of the

    feeling they create.

    Create a Mini Color Scheme BoardCollect chip samples of the colors youve

    selected. If you need a larger area to view, buy

    small paint samples and paint your colors on an

    oversized board. Then gather samples of any

    fabric, flooring,or wall covering that you may

    use and lay the elements together,overlapping

    your colors.

    Now step back and look at the total palette

    youve created. This is the best way to

    determine if your selections truly create the

    look that youve envisioned with the rest of

    the elements in your room.

    Base: Blue Odyssey B47-5Trim: Moonlit Snow C40-3

    Base: Serene Sea B53-3Trim: Shooting Star A50-1

    Choose Your ColorsSelect your dominant or base color. What is your main color family - blue,green,brown? Is it a cool or

    warm tone? Now, take the time to look at the variations that exist within your color choice and choose

    the exact shade you want.

    Select one or two accent colors.Whether it is from a fabric or a favorite object, accent colors weave

    throughout the space to subtly pull it together.

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    Colors of Inspiration by Olympic.

    Our collection of over 1,20000 colors is inspired by the world around us.

    Easy to use color stripe cards help you better select the right color intensityfor your space. Idea cards help youvisualize exactly how interior and

    exterior color combinations worktogether. And inspiration brochurespresent a mini-palette of colors with each color available in anoversized sample to take home.

    At Olympic, we make it easy to bring yourinspirations home by giving you all the toolsyou need to choose color with confidence.

    So what inspires you?

    Let Olympic help you begin

    your journey with color.

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    An Inspired Guideto Choosing Color

    Olympic Premium paints assure the beauty you create today will last year

    after year. Our exclusive one coat ColorLast formula combines unparalleled

    durability with inspiring colors to bring you a rich, distinctive look.

    Exceptional Beauty. Premium Quality. Let the proven performance of

    Olympic Premium bring your inspirations home.

    W W W . O L Y M P I C . C O M

    Olympic. The paint for whatever inspires you.

    Available exclusively atOP145872005 PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15272