Christmas is upon us once again which means it’s also time to think up presents for those we hold dear. So, we’ve come up with a gift list for anyone who’s a fan of colors and paints. This could pertain to just about anyone. DIYers included, and not just designers or artists. Check it out.
Books on Color Theory
By its simplest definition, color theory is the study of how colors interact and work together. Having even a bit of knowledge of color theory goes a long way. And it’s not just for artists, it’s for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of color. Color harmony, for example, will come in handy if you want a room that looks cohesive and balanced.
A quick web search will bring up tons of recommendations for books on color theory. One of the best for beginners is Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors by Betty Edwards. For the more advanced learner, there’s Interaction of Color by Josef Albers. See if you can get your hands on one or both for your gift receiver.
Paint Color Fan Decks
Here at Boysen HQ, we get tons of requests for paint swatch samples from our different customers, like architects, interior designers, contractors, and college students. We don’t blame them. Paint swatches are not only essential reference tools for professionals and DIYers alike, but they’re also great tools for inspiration. Go beyond samples and gift them a Boysen fan deck!
The Boysen Color Palette fan deck includes 1,320 colors—yup, a lot. There’s also the Boysen Colorizer Series G with 135 colors, Boysen Medley with 250 colors, and the Virtuoso Fan Deck with 123 colors. Order them online through the Boysen website.
A Trip to the Color Library
Include a new and unique experience as part of your gift. Take them to the Boysen Color Library, a stunning one-of-a-kind concept store where you can get paint pots mixed too.
The Color Library is a must-visit for any paint and color lover. Floor-to-ceiling shelves line the walls of the store and are filled with 1,300 carefully curated Boysen paint colors. The paint colors are also available for mixing in-store for those who want to take samples home.
A few steps away from IKEA, The Color Library is located at MOA Square, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Operating hours are 11 AM to 9 PM daily.
Offer to Help with Repainting
Time is a gift. Literally. Give your time, maybe a full day or two, to someone who you appreciate. Offer to help them with a project that will go faster if done by two people—like repainting.
Let’s face it, painting is not the quickest task to accomplish so having you help them out makes a ton of difference. You’ll be even more valuable if you come with painting know-how too. We’ve got your back on that front. Check out all the useful blog posts we have in the Painting Tips section for practical painting advice and Color Inspirations for design and color tricks.
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