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Module 4: Layering Method

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4.1 Architecture & Paint

Architecture

1. Contemporary Style in Architecture

Emphasizes strong, visible lines.
Utilizes bold color blocks.
Embraces "less is more" concept.
Features industrial elements (brick, pipes).
Mixes concrete, steel, wood creatively.
Creates cohesive, character-filled spaces.

2. Traditional Style in Architecture

Highlights opulent architectural details.
Features built-in cabinetry, crown molding, columns.
Emphasizes wood paneling and coffered ceilings.
Often centers around a prominent fireplace.
Utilizes oil paintings as focal points.

3. Transitional Style in Architecture

Fuses traditional elements with contemporary twists.
Combines traditional features with modern furnishings.
Features neutral palette for furniture.
Blends old structures with large modern windows.
Incorporates neutral colors, natural wood, and exposed bricks.

4. Modern Country Farmhouse Style in Architecture

Avoid plastic, linoleum, glazed surfaces.
Embrace exposed beams, wood, brick, stone.
Consider adding barn doors for a rustic touch.
Opt for white walls or neutral wallpaper.
Include modern elements for balance (e.g., minimal fireplace, clean lines).

5. Eclectic Style in Architecture

Use simple painted walls as a backdrop.
Add contrast with coarse stone and brick.
Opt for plain walls to accommodate vibrant decor.
Emphasize contrast and different textures.

6. Minimalist Style in Architecture

Streamline content for open, clean lines.
Choose textured plaster, tiles, or light-colored finishes.
Maximize natural light with large windows.
Use materials like steel, glass, and stone.
Remove complex elements for a minimalist look.

PAINT

1. Contemporary Style Paint Choices

Neutral wall colors create simplicity.
Use natural materials for textured effects.
Main colors: neutrals, black, and white.
Neutrals as a backdrop for bold colors.
Coordinated trims based on wall colors.

2. Traditional Style Paint Choices

Neutral walls make colorful pieces stand out.
Main accent color ties elements together.
Traditional patterns for accent wall wallpaper.

3. Transitional Style Paint Choices

Neutral palette (taupe, tan, vanilla) for serenity.
Introduce depth with dark colors (brown, blue).
Focus on furniture in transitional interiors.

4. Modern Country Farmhouse Style Paint Choices

Simple neutrals (whites, creams, browns) for warmth.
Muted colors for a rustic look.
Brighter colors for contemporary style.
Use pastels (grays, blues, yellows) in kitchens.

5. Eclectic Style Paint Choices

Neutral tone with one accent color.
Balance eclectic pieces with calm neutrals.
Add a darker or lighter classic tone.
Create cohesion with an accent color.

6. Minimalist Style Paint Choices

Monochromatic scheme with whites, greys.
Add shades, tints, and textures for depth.
Halftones with occasional bursts of color.
Emphasize architectural elements with gray.

Action Items

Fill out pages 34-35 in your course workbook which are all about architecture and paint!
Input your final selections in the “Master Shopping List” Table below (which you will also see in Lesson ) !

WORKBOOK:


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