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How's your Spanish? A little rusty? Never mind; you can still play with Ambienta, a color toy for putting together interior palettes. Just plunge right in and make selections on the first few pages (you can pretty much make out what some of these are - and as for the rest, why not go ahead and live dangerously?!).

Eventually you will come to page where you select which room you want to color up, and then what style you want for the room. After this you will be on a page that shows your room; click "Aplicar color", and you will see three or four choices, which are "ceiling", "accents", "wall 1" and, usually, "wall 2". Choose one, then play with the color wheel and slider to select a color. When you click on the color square of your choice, the selected area of the room will be colored in. At the top of the picture, in the little grey bar, the first link takes you back to choose another room, the second link takes you back to choose another style, and the last link on the right erases your color selections from the room.

I love these things because they let me play with some pretty wild schemes, but I have to admit that so far I haven't been brave enough to actually follow through with any of the more daring ones - of course it helps if you actually have the fancy-pants furniture you see in the pictures, doesn't it? Here's a pretty nice bedroom I put together - if staring at a red ceiling as you're falling asleep doesn't scare the stuffing out of you!

I found Ambienta at the very nice Wow-Factor.com, a web design and development blog that offers all sorts of news and tips, as well as a Site of the Week section. And for more fun with virtual housepainting don't forget the Behr coloring workbook, which also allows you to play with exterior schemes.

Posted by taz on April 9, 2004 at 01:45 AM in Color toys, Interior design | Permalink


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LOVE the new look!

Posted by: Andrea | Apr 9, 2004 5:46:29 AM

Cool, I got the page in Spanish!

Posted by: Margaret | Apr 9, 2004 7:25:32 PM

Thanks, Andrea! And Margaret, guess what - the page is in Spanish for me too... I was just looking too quickly and saw the "Tu" and a couple of other common words, plus I had just seen a documentary that was mostly in Italian, so I guess I had Italian on the brain. I'm also dumb. (And this would explain why I had some trouble finding a couple of words in Babelfish!) Anyway, I'm going to change it in the text, so as not to mislead any more people... D'oh!

Posted by: taz | Apr 9, 2004 9:50:01 PM

very informal.....

Posted by: suzi | May 22, 2004 5:08:59 AM