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Home Living : May 1st 2012
MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7 PAINT PERFECTION REAL EMOTIONAL CONNECTION Janita Singh Paint names can be traced to the mid-1800s. PAINT NAMES CAN BE ANYTHING GOLDEN GATEWAY Paint names can be traced to the mid-1800s, with one of the earliest recorded being chrysophyle --- the original colour used on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, in 1846. Most original colour names were derived from base elements that made up the colour, such as minerals, pigments and dyes. An example is the pigment vermilion, used to create the red in a number of famous frescos. Semi-precious stone lapis lazuli was used to produce a pigment known as ultramarine, now a popular colour descriptor, ultramarine blue. Details: www.paintplace.com.au DEAD salmon, arsenic, elephant's breath, evening moth, self de- struct, gargoyle growl, way off white, atomic vomit green, drab or milk moustache . . . what would you like on your walls? Paint names can be anything from entertaining and exciting to enticing and can have a real emotional connection to people. No wonder men are easily intimi- dated buying fairytale story, man pink or moulin pink. If you're thinking of taking up a painting project, then how that paint pot gets its name might interest you. There are at least 100,000 paint colour names worldwide. In Aust- ralia alone there are 50,000 colours on paint databases. Some clever or popular colour names Dorian grey, seductress, bobby brown, death by chocolate, going to the chapel, final straw, vixen, karma sutra, man pink or moulin pink, espresso syrup Why are there so many paint names? Paint companies are always try- ing to come up with original names for colours to avoid con- fusion when you ask for a colour in a paint shop. Think about how many descriptors of white you see. Bohemian white, chalk white, crystal white, crisp white, snowy, white, still white, whisper white, bone white, napkin white, doe white, quaker white, parisian wh- ite or mykonos white. Who names them? Usually a colour specialist in a paint company. They are respon- sible for selecting colours for each product range and then thinking of original names for them all. TAKE A TIP FROM THE CELEBRITIES FASHION catwalks and celebrity choices are often indicators of what paint colours and home- wares will become popular. Nicole Kidman says her 1997 Oscars gown by Dior was her all- time favourite dress. The eye-catching chartreuse dress gained accolades from fashionistas globally and inspired new-look ''luda'' as a matching paint colour. Lily Allen has long maintained that island blue is her favourite colour. She is often photo- graphed wear- ing a wig in this colour, as well as stage outfits. New look ''camelia'' is the best matching paint shade. One of the most memorable scenes from The Devil Wears Prada is when Miranda, editor of Vogue magazine, chastises her new assistant Andrea for her lack of interest in fashion. Miranda points out her lumpy blue sweater is ''not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean''. The shade and colour name were key to its popularity. Cerulean blue has long been a hot catwalk shade. Ph 9837 9898 www.accentcurtains.com.au All types of soft furnishing • Curtains, Blinds, Shutters. • Everything custom made by Experts • With over 30 yrs experience. AUTUMN SPECIAL 20% OFFRRP FABRICS 2160202 1/5 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 Authorised Dealer Authorised Dealer SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING WILL YOU BE COOL THIS SUMMER? SAVE UP TO $600 on Daikin Ducted Systems SAVE UP TO $300 on Daikin Split Systems PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9531 7462 2121776 27/12 V Supply dumper bin to be placed on site. V Cover access floor area with drop sheets & plastic. V Remove existing fittings within bathroom. V Remove all wall and floor tiles within bathroom. V Replace bath and shower internal mixers. V Supply and install IXL Triumph fan/heater/light. V Supply and install new double power point. V Supply and install Niche within shower recess. V Supply and fix new wall lining within bathroom. V Supply and install bath frame and shower hob. V Supply and apply waterproofing within bathroom V Fix wall and floor tiles within bathroom x 30m² V Install bath, vanity, taps and toilet. V Install accessories within bathroom. V Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up V Full guarantee Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au CARPENTRY • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TILING • WATERPROOFING (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2266326 26/5 $9720 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE YOU SUPPLY OR WE SUPPLY FITTINGS
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