Color can be used in so many ways to enhance the impact of architecture and its surroundings. One method is color blocking, in which the designer applies contrasting — and sometimes startling — colors to a grid of blocks, shapes and lines on a building surface to give it more style, energy and distinction. The key to color blocking is to use bold combinations — vivid or unexpected colors paired with neutrals or black for maximum drama.
Color blocking can add visual interest and create depth on an otherwise flat or ordinary-looking façade. It can highlight specific facets of a building, such as the entrance, or it can be used to create a "pixelated" canvas with mosaic-like designs.
Here are examples of color blocking applied with Keim Mineral Paints. Visit Keim online for more examples of color blocking.
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