Tuesday, August 31, 2010

To Paint: What Color?

I bought these two large and quite hideous "art pieces" for $2.99 each at Goodwill this Sunday. The TJ Maxx stickers on the back had these ugly cheetah-splotched metal pieces priced at $24.99 each! I almost passed them over, but I saw their potential. With the right paint these will stand out as attactive, bold graphics.

But I don't know what color to choose. I've considered:

-Lime Green
-Neon Orange
-Black (zzzzz)
-Red Orange
-Dark Blue

It's so hard to choose. What two colors would you paint these pieces? Once they're painted I think I'll hang them at work.

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  3. i like the idea of painting the back grounds black and the symbols in a bright color, like lime green and the neon orange, to really make them pop. i don't know if one color would do 'em justice.

  4. Violet- Yep, I was thinking the same. Great minds think alike!

  5. Lime Green and Aqua, bright but not shocking.

  6. found you from Tuesday Blog Hop. those are great deco pieces. why not make them red and black for a bold accent. a fabulous find indeed. I'm following you now. see you soon

  7. I would paint one with a red background and white text and the other the opposite way around.

  8. Thrifted Treasure- Oh, I think I like your suggestion best of all, I might roll with that. Leave it to a former graphic designer to give inspired yet practical art advice :)

  9. I think aqua and yellow may look nice or red.

    I found your blog from Follow me Back Tuesday. Have a great day!


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