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In home photography,help with color choices for rooms in home
Old 03-30-2007, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If you guys were using your home to shoot glamour boudir throughout the house what would be the best color choices to shoot light to medium skin tone Italian women?
The house is currently all white and since im giving it a whole makover I would like it to work well for these types of skin tones once I get better and learn more about photography!

I hope some of you will get specific right down to the color of kitchen cabinets and flooring you would use given the oppurtunity..


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Re: In home photography,help with color choices for rooms in home
Old 03-30-2007, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You want colors that tend more toward the neutral. Keep in mind that you will get color casts from colors that are not neutral. So white is one choice, shades of gray a second, and black lastly. If I didn't have to live in the house, I think I'd paint everything 18% gray.
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You want colors that tend more toward the neutral. Keep in mind that you will get color casts from colors that are not neutral. So white is one choice, shades of gray a second, and black lastly. If I didn't have to live in the house, I think I'd paint everything 18% gray.
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Re: In home photography,help with color choices for rooms in home
Old 03-30-2007, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What colors would you like to have for backgrounds? I'd paint each room differently for variety. I wouldn't go with black, though, research has shown that black rooms are depressing. Grey is always safe.
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Design each room to have flooring, walls and furniture to compliment one another and to have different flavors.

Don't think about Italian women as one color. think about their cloths. Have a weight room, bedroom, sitting room, music room, kitchen.

Chose appropriate colors for these rooms. That way, the room will look real.

Rich colors are better if you like that sort of look.

A nice High Key Sunroom or bedroom works as ONE of the looks.
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I shoot 100% in my house and quickly got bored with white walls, white tile floors and beige carpet. What I'd do is use rich colors like burgundy walls with dark woods and gold accents; or maybe a rich forest green with oak woods or maybe some exposed brick. You can also bounce some light from strobes with colored gels to make the walls not so white.

Here are some examples of what I do in my "white" house by using furniture, curtains and accessories to add color to my shots.

Tracy shot against my liquor cabinet:


Karen shot against an open window with a maroon scrim hanghing in front of it.


Dylan in the beige steps with decor to break up the background.
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Go to your local paint/hobby store and get a color wheel. You can use that to decide on a primary color scheme and match/contrast effectively. Using that trick I have gotten my wife's full cooperation in completely redoing our living room and bedroom for shooting.
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