Benjamin Moore Color Seminar

May 9, 2015

Last week I attended the first ever, Ben Moore Color Consultant Workshop. It was an information packed, full day seminar:

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The teachers, Fran Ducharme and Marion Beaulieu, were very knowledgeable and entertaining, in both color and product. Plus, I love just talking to other attendees for ideas and information.

Here are just a few points I thought were fun and interesting:

* Out of all of the thousands of paint colors out there, there are actually only three colors, the three primaries, red, yellow and blue, that make up all colors.

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“There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes;  its what we do with them that’s important.”

– Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur & author

* Today’s high-end, luxury design is the monochromatic color scheme which is using one color in a room with different values of the same color:

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* Every color has a warm and also a cool side.

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* The elderly begin to see a yellow tint through their eyes as they age.

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* When wearing an outfit in blue, it makes you appear in authority and knowledgeable.

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* Color names change according to trends. For example, first we had Avocado, then Fernwood, then Sage and now the trend green is called Wasabi.

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I hope you enjoyed. I have lots more to share another day!

I wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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