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Coloring - choosing the right color

Choosing the right color for your egg oil tempera painting project is an important part of creating a harmonious and welcoming atmosphere in your home. Here we go through some tips on how to choose the right color and how you can create a color scheme that works for your particular project.

Start by choosing a base color

A good starting point when choosing a color is to start by choosing a base color that you like and that suits your home. The base color will be the dominant color in the room and will affect how other colors look in relation to it.

Use color samples to see how the colors look in your home

It is always a good idea to use color samples to see how the colors will look in your home. In this way, you can compare different colors and see how they are affected by the natural and lamp light in the room. Also the different lights and shifts of the day. It can also help you see how the colors work together.

Think about how the colors work together

Once you've chosen a base color, it's time to think about how the other colors in the room will work with it. A tip is to mix warm and cold colors to get more contrast and life. If the floor and ceiling have warm colors, it can be nice with a slightly cooler color on the walls. Using nearby shades in the same color series is a sure way to achieve nice harmony between, for example, wall lining, door. It is often good to have at least two steps between the shades so that they are not too close to each other and look the same. A stronger accent color can fit well in a couple of three places in a room and often makes details more visible and brings life to the room.

The shade often becomes slightly darker when it is applied to a larger surface and the color is often perceived a little stronger when it is painted on a larger surface.

Consider the proportions between the colors

When choosing colors, it is also important to think about the proportions between them. A common mistake is to use too many strong colors, which can make the room feel overwhelming and inharmonious. A tip is to use a 60-30-10 rule, where 60% of the room is the dominant color, 30% is a secondary color and 10% is an accent color.

Don't be afraid to experiment

Finally, don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and color combinations. It's fun to experiment and see what works best for your home and your personal style. Remember that egg oil tempera is a natural color that will vary in shade depending on how the light falls on it, that is part of the charm of egg oil tempera.

In conclusion, it is good to think through which colors you want to use in your painting project with egg oil tempera. Use color samples to see how they look in your home, think about how they work together and don't be afraid to experiment. By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and harmonious color scheme in your home.

On to the next step: Preparation before painting with egg oil tempera