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Best Summer 2017 interior paint colours 

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in painting | 0 comments

The Top Three Colour Trends of 2017

In 2017, paint companies divided the hues according to three categories; comfort, composure and confidence. The predictions for 2017 revolved around the assumption that paint colour decisions would be inspired by these three personality types. We see these predictions coming true as more and more interior designers make use of hues from these three palettes. We consulted with the experts at http://www.deltasbestpainters.com to help us come up with this list.

As summer is the ideal time to introduce some fresh colours into your home, here is the list of some of the best summer 2017 interior paint colours from the trending palettes.

Confident Palette

The confident range is characterized by bold colours such as dusky blue, lime green, bright yellow and fiery shades of red. These hues are ideal for confident individuals, with bold personalities. They are also aimed at the more social and creative individuals. The most popular colour from this particular palette has been the dusky blue hue.

Composed Palette

The ‘Composed Palette’ focuses on more sophisticated hues. The palette is directed at traditionalists that are looking to create a more contemporary space for themselves. This range includes hues from taupe to earth greens. The most popular hues in this collection have been taupe, grey and magenta. Magenta is by far the most well received colour of summer interior paint colours.

Comfortable Palette

The comfortable range is a subtle collection of muted shades, directed towards introverts. This range includes pastel blues, pinks and yellows that can help to liven up even the smallest of places. The two colours that are the most popular out of this range are powdery blue and rosy pink. The rosy pink helps to add a more feminine touch to a room and as such has been a favourite among many females.

If you are looking to add new colours into your home, it is a good idea to check out the three trending Confident, Composed and Comfortable palettes to help you decide which hues speak to you the most.

 

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What You Need to Know about Acrylic Paint for Painting

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in painting | 0 comments

What You Need to Know about Acrylic Paint for Painting

For those of you who want to start to make a painting, you may consider using acrylic paint. Acrylic paints are another water-based option with a fast and non-volatile drying process. This is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to finish one painting in one day. Thick layers of paint can be stacked for beautiful 3D effects, and because they are soluble in water, they can be removed from a surface or washed out of cloth. The disadvantage is that the paint dries quickly so that blending colors and the technique of mixing the wet paint can be difficult.

The way the application and overall appearance of acrylic paint are most similar to oil paint. Acrylic paints are usually cheaper than oil paint and do not require a lot of extra material. Oil paint is more toxic than acrylic paint because acrylic paint does not remove steam or requires a lot of ventilation. If you work in a small space or have a pet or a child around, acrylic paints are a safer option than oil paint. This paint is also more intuitive in doing coatings and techniques than watercolors.

There are dozens of acrylic paint brands in the form of tubes or jars. Buying acrylic paints is not often or rare, so it is better to spend a little more money and choose an expensive brand. Cheap acrylic paints are not as close as the more expensive brands, so you need to paint 2-3 layers to get the vivid colors as expensive paint creates in one brushing.

To get started, you can buy the basic colors such as white titanium, black mars, ultramarine blue, red-alizarin crimson and orange yellow. Most paint colors that you need can be produced from a combination of some of these basic colors. Acrylic paints in the tube are preferable to beginners because you can buy them in small quantities. However, there is no difference in the quality between acrylic paints in tubes and those in jars.

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How to Create Your Paintings

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How to Create Your Paintings

Painting takes patient and perseverance. Thus, for those of you who are learning painting for the first time, it may be a little hard for you but over time, you will be able to create your own masterpiece if you keep practicing. In the following then, there will be some steps to help you start to create your own paintings.

The first thing to do is select a subject. The most important decision in making your painting is to determine the subject of your focus. For most budding painters, it’s easiest to choose a (flat) image and paint a copy of the image instead of selecting a 3-D object. To get started, find an image with basic lines and shapes, without too much color, and easy to try your painting skills.

Then, you can make a sketch. Although this is a must, it helps painters draw rough figures of their figures on the canvas before painting them. Use a thin graphite pencil to sketch shapes and figures on your canvas. You will paint on it, but having a thin outline will help you paint in the right area.
After that, you can begin to paint the background. When painting, it is best to work from back to front. This will help you superimpose things and create distance perceptions. Paint one color at a time, superimpose colors as you work. Your background should be painted first, then you can add a closer object afterward.

At last, you can enter your subject. When you are happy with your background, you can add objects and shapes. Do it with a coat of paint, similar to the way you paint the background. Your subject is the center of attention for your painting, so it is important that you use your time by focusing on combining all the elements of art with it. You have to do an analysis of all perspectives and focus on creating a form rather than the whole figure.

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Tips to Learn Painting

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Tips to Learn Painting

Painting is a medium in which many people can express their emotions and thoughts. You do not need any previous experience, and if you have ever been to an art class, even if you’re just finger painting in elementary school, you already know painting. If you want to learn further how to paint, you may consider tips in the following.

First, you need to consider your goals. What type of painting or artistry do you want to create? Do you need a lot of time to work on a project, or do you want to complete some parts in one setting? Do you have a large and well-ventilated work area or a small area that might lead to evaporation? How much money do you want to spend on equipment? These are some things you should consider before committing to a type of paint.

Then, you have to recognize the color wheel. The color wheel is a color map, showing how to create a new color. There are three sets of colors which are the primer, secondary and tertiary. Primary colors consist of red, blue, and yellow. These are the colors available directly from the pipe; these color cannot be created by combining other colors. Though, secondary colors like orange purple and green can be made using a primary color. Tertiary colors are between primary and secondary on the color wheel, for example, bluish green or peach.

After that, you can try to blend your colors. You should not paint a painting by simply using color directly from the pipe. Blend your colors to form new colors. You can combine the two primary colors in the same amount or add the amount of one color over the other. For example, making a purple color with a blue color that exceeds the red color will produce a bluish indigo color, on the other hand, if mixing the more red color you will produce a dark maroon color.

Then, you need to recognize the usefulness of the line. The most basic line used is the contour line; This is a line drawn to form an object. Some painters use contour lines to surround their subject, while others use splashes to show the shape. Decide whether you want to use a line that looks clear like contour lines in your painting or not.

At last, you can learn how to create a shape. Each paintable object is the result of several combined shapes. The biggest problem faced by novice painters is to try to see a subject as a singular form, rather than superimposing many forms. Instead of focusing on drying the lines that form a figure, consider as several different shapes to combine.

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