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The Power of Paint A fresh palette can bring about a dramatic change to your home BY TONI GUMP

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ramatically change the look of your mobile home with only the artistic use of paint. The colors you choose, and how they work together, will have a huge impact on your home’s appeal. Begin by choosing the base color that pleases you: white, beige, grey or another color you love, such as a cooler green or blue or a warmer yellow. Pick up some chips at your local paint store. If you don’t know which color to begin with or what

accent colors you might want to use, drive around the neighborhood and look at other homes, both manufactured and ordinary ones. Some colors change in the light, so put your swatches in the kind of light your home enjoys—shady or sunny or variable. Also, when a color surrounds another one, that affects the overall perception of the colors. Remember to put your accent color inside the base colors you are thinking of using.

A combination of complementary, or opposite, colors, such as red/cyan, green/magenta or blue/ yellow, can give punch—enhancing each other. You’ll probably want to use a complementary color for any details you especially want to call attention to. Use durable semi-gloss for windows, especially ledges, and eggshell for easy to clean surfaces. It’s preferable to apply the paint to these surfaces by brush. And when continued

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