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Porter Paints® Custom Paint Color - Autumn Orange
Is orange the new black, it seems to be showing up in many spaces, even as a paint color on the office walls of the hit show "NCIS"? Until the late 15th century the color orange was known as yellow-red and soon adopted the name of the fruit. Symbolically it reminds us of happiness, creativeness and good health. There are many sports teams using the lively color orange as at least one of their team colors. Artists and designers have often paired orange with its complementary color blue, each color reinforcing the other. Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother wrote
there is no orange without blue.
Yellow, red and orange are usually associated with amusement or happiness but are also used to remind us of caution and danger. Adding brown tints and they become tan, beige, terracotta and brick like colors. These are more comforting, earthy, natural and inviting and make pleasant paint colors. By adding brown to Broomstick, a paint color from Porter Paints, we achieved a custom brownish orange we're calling Autumn Orange. Used for this bathroom paint color it contrasts well with the dark brown cabinets. The light colored tile floor, white ceiling, countertop, trim and fixtures kept the room bright and energetic.
As with most paints this color is available in different types of interior and exterior paint - oil-based, acrylic, acrylic-alkyd (new hybrid type of paint), zero-voc, latex, or enamels and comes in many sheens from flat to high gloss depending on the chosen paint. For this project Porter Paints Silken Touch® Eggshell was used.
Depending on your needs this paint color could be used in many situations. Try it in a bathroom, dining room, foyer or an accent color to brighten and cheer up the space. The formula below is the one used for this project, Porter or PPG should recognize it and be able to reproduce the color.
|Autumn Orange Paint Color Formula|
|The formula given above should be double checked for accuracy by a Porter or PPG dealer and yourself. It is suggested to buy enough of the actual paint to paint sample boards to be viewed in the space to be painted before your final decision to paint the entire room. Differences in light, furnishings, time of day or night and personal tastes will dictate your choice.|
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