How to Choose paint colors

Hi, I’m the  indoor developer here, and  welcome to Dunn-Edwards Paints’ “How to Paint” video clip series. Selecting paint colors for your house could be  a difficulty. You may really feel overloaded with numerous color options so you don’t even recognize where to start. Beginning with some standard shade ideas will help you find the best color. In this video clip, we’ll share tips for selecting the perfect shade that’s right for you as well as your area.

Initially, let’s have a look at the psychology of shade and also exactly how you can utilize it making shade option much easier. When considering a color combination, there are warm tones and also cool tones throughout the combination. Warm and cool tones evoke certain moods in a room that are excellent fundamental regulations to think about when selecting shade. Warm tones include reds, oranges, and also yellows.

These colors are energized, spirited, and also loaded with action and also life. Red, the hottest of the cozy tones, is one of the most enthusiastic of all shades. Orange is a discussion shade. It’s utilized a great deal in kitchens and eating areas. Yellow, a bright and pleasant color, could perk up the dullest space. Currently, cool tones are the reverse of warm tones. These colors motivate relaxation as well as meditation. They include greens, blues, indigos, as well as violets. Green, the shade of nature, is a relaxing, trendy shade great for bed rooms and baths. Blue, my favored shade as well as the shade of the sea, draws out thoughts of day spas as well as calming areas.

Purple and also indigo are much more spiritual and thoughtful. These colors are fantastic for meditation rooms. White stands for pureness, peace, and also intellect. These symmetrical to various other aspects in the area, it’s wonderful for office spaces and areas where you need to think. Blacks as well as browns are grou

nding shades. These shades are utilized in different tones throughout the house. Now, let’s consider the function of the area when picking shade. A lot of homes have the standard spaces we are all used to, like living rooms or household spaces, eating rooms and kitchens, or rooms as well as bathrooms. And also some larger residences have workplaces. A number of concepts put on tint option for many different factors. Your choice to work to a color scheme dominated by warm, cool, or neutral tones could be affected by a number of aspects. For instance, the climate where you live–warm shades are usually more appropriate in cold climates as well as cooler colors in warmer areas. Likewise, the orientation of your home windows– a south-facing positioning will recommend a cool to neutral color choice, while a north positioning suggests using a wa

rmer color. Task is an additional aspect. Warmer shades have the tendency to favor task as well as excitement, while neutral as well as cooler colors favor tranquil and reflection.

These results raise in proportion  to the intensity of the shade utilized. Individual preference is one more important impact, too. Spaces utilized by someone will probably program that individual’s specific taste, while areas utilized by a number of individuals need to satisfy the demands of a range of choices. So numerous people might keep away from extreme colors in these areas. Keep in mind, these are general suggestions, not set policies to obey. Have fun selecting shade and also opt for your impulses. Currently, consider some of these fundamental regulations to start confidently building your shade scheme. Rule one, do your research. Take a look at publications, pull paint examples, and match the colors for all the existing items in your house, from your artwork, carpets, couches, best bath towels, fabrics, bamboo bedding, and also drapery. You’ll desire to determine exactly what attributes are already in your area that you would take into consideration permanent. Here’s some information about bambo

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For example, take a look at the floors, closets, ceramic tile, home window treatments, and any kind of big items of furnishings. Keep in mind the main colors that exist in these features and also use them as an overview. Dunn-Edwards additionally supplies an online shade device called Explore the Perfect Palette, which enables you to produce as well as save your favored color pattern. You can even use colors to an image of an indoor to see how the shade will search in an actual setup. And also as soon as you’ve picked your shade, you can buy color chips online.

Rule number two, check out the lights in your area. Lot of times, in selecting the appropriate color of shade, lights is a choosing aspect. If a space obtains little natural light, you may intend to brighten the space as well as repaint it a light, cool shade. If a space gets a whole lot of sun and also you intend to make the room extra serene, think about painting it a much deeper, richer color. Rule number three, do

not presume that the shade on the paint chips will look the very same on your wall surfaces. Likewise, do not presume that the shade that you see in your pal’s residence will look the exact same in yours.

You could have different lights, flooring, home furnishings, as well as consider all the architectural information. Rule number four, be certain to examine the paint samples. Live with the shade on the wall surface before devoting to a full room of the color. See your area Dunn-Edwards Paints shop as well as select from thousands of shade chips that are in the color variety that you want. Do not limit yourself to one or 2, as they might look different when you take them residence.

As soon as you narrow down your color selections, you’ll want to choose a minimum of three to four colors because you need to to examine the paint before you paint the entire room. So currently, we’re preparing yourself to pain

ting this space. I brought this Dunn-Edwards eight-ounce Perfect Palette Sampler. It’s the perfect quantity that you require in order to see specifically how the colors you’ve picked will certainly look before you begin repainting. Each eight-ounce example covers about a four-foot by four-foot location with 2 layers of paint. Paint a two-foot by two-foot sample area of each color on your wall, be sure to utilize a minimum of 2 layers of paint to make sure the finest color, as well as after that live with the shade for a couple of days. See just how it feels and look at various times of day and at night. See how the lights in your residence and all the bordering colors affect your color options. Does one attract you even more compared to another? Next step, get excited. Ideas are personal for people in our houses. It could come from anywhere, such as your art collections, drapes, a favored location carpet, or also magazines.

Lastly, keep in mind that color’s fun. To read more regarding paint as well as painting, enjoy the various other “How to Paint” video

clips on For Dunn-Edwards Paints, Thanks for enjoying as well as pleased paint.

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Qamar Zaman Charity Organization

Qamar Zaman handed over and supported livestock to Hargeisa TB Hospital, although it was not the first time that Qamar Zaman provides this donation to the Hospital, but it has previously supported at the side of medical and nutrition, finally, Qamar Zaman will not hesitate to support for this TB Hospital.

Qamar Zaman Charity Organization's photo.
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Organizational Profile

QAMAR ZAMAN Charity is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-political, and non-partisan organization. Its establishment was a brainchild of elder Somali nationals in overseas, whom involved in social services and community development for a long period of time. With their experience and initiatives, they commenced to study and the humanitarian catastrophe of the country, which were direct results of the prolonged civil war and ensuing plight.

Those manmade and natural calamities has uprooted all basic amenities, livelihood and sustainability of the society, due to the fact that all sectors of social services, food security, safety and security, education and healthcare systems and infrastructure as well as personal properties were destroyed.

The aforementioned crises have affected considerable portions of the society by having   inefficient school, poor environmental conditions, low income, high rate of unemployed youth and men, scarcity of health centers, lack of sufficient trained medical staff, significant Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and increased number of street children. Therefore, in the absence of central government to address those issues, QAMAR ZAMAN Charity Organization has stepped in to respond to those challenges in order to assist the beleaguered communities in various Somaliland regions.

The Mission Statement

QAMAR ZAMAN Charity Organization was established on February 08, 2006 by a group of community development workers in order to alleviate humanitarian suffering both nomadic and urban communities throughout Somaliland regions. Thus contribute to the sustainability and stability of Somali society whom were primarily yearning for lasting peace in decades.

Vision and Core Values

QAMAR ZAMAN is committed:

  1. Providing support that will have long term positive impact to environment and community.
  2. Implementing projects based on to the needs of the society.
  3. Encouraging communities to collaborate with QAMAR ZAMAN in activities to be implemented in their locality.
  4. Ensuring that rural or urban residents have access to the environmental resource they need.
  5. Empowering low level groups of the community that have no sufficient access to their basic needs.
  6. Establishing connection and relationship among diversity levels of the people to be mutual and support self-help and provide aid those struggling to make the ends meet.
  7. Working for rehabilitation, education and health for the less fortunate members of the society.


The objectives of the organization are:

  1. Encourage, support, and seek funding for the local initiatives of the communities in six Somaliland regions.
  2. Mobilization of support for the grassroots development projects and programmes.
  3. Play a major role on advocacy and empowerment of action plans for community development with the help of civil society and local organizations.
  4. Cooperate and facilitate Aid Agencies, UN Agencies and International relief NGOs on community development activities.
  5. Develop networking and partnership efforts with other UN Agencies, International Aid agencies and other NGOs in and outside Somaliland.
  6. Facilitate and organize workshops and training seminars to promote community awareness of environmental and sustainable human development issues.
  7. Coordinate with other humanitarian organization to avoid overlapping activities in given target area.
  8. Assist and promote environmental conservation activities, encourage the introduction of soil conservation and land management and utilization.
  9. Identify veterinary drug needs and promote animal health care to improve productivity and market competitiveness.
  10.  Introduce mixed farming systems where applicable in the agro-pastoralists settlement areas and livestock.
  11.  Digging wells, construction cisterns and earth dams to provide clean water.

Target Groups

Qamar Zaman Charity Organization has chosen to help the follow groups:

  • Poor and vulnerable households in urban and rural
  • IDPs and returnees both in cities and urban
  • Orphans and street children
  • Peasants and farmers

The main reason that Qamar Zaman Charity Organization has chosen the above stated groups is each of that either they do not get sufficient support, or almost forgotten.

Organizational Structure

QAMAR ZAMAN Charity Organization is structured as the following:

  • Board of Directors
  • Management Team
    • Chairman
    • Executive Director
    • Administration & Finance Manager
    • Program Coordinator
    • Project Officer
    • Secretary
    • ICT Intern
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QAMAR ZAMAN as a national development agency has identified three key strategic directions to achieve its organizational goals and mission. These represent as short-to medium term strategies that QAMAR ZAMAN adopts in relation to serving its partners and communities.


Strategic Direction One:


  • Increase national resources to address poverty and improve the livelihood and food security for the needy urban and rural communities.
  • Develop programs and prepare specific project proposals for Technical Education Development, income generation and urban development, water and sanitation, agriculture and environment, Health and Nutrition.
  • Conduct a current baseline survey on Livelihood intervention, household income and standard of living particularly returnees and Internal Displace people in Somaliland.
  • Undertake an extensive advocacy and fund raising from potential and key donors to address the needs of QAMAR ZAMAN’S target groups.


Strategic Direction Two:


  • Implement appropriate in starvations and programs on sustainable women development in the country of Somaliland
  • Join Local organization’s umbrella and civil society forums and expand for partnerships with other UN agencies, International organizations and Development Companies.
  • Keep continue effective collaboration mechanism with Somaliland authorities particularly organizational activities concerning Ministries of the government.
  • Establish and maintain full participatory planning of projects implementation activities with the stakeholders.
  • Ascertain and maintain program monitoring and reporting tools with donors and the Somaliland Authorities as per request format.


Strategic Direction Three: 

  • Increase institutional capacity in key areas of organizational human resource development.
  • Establish effective and operational Sub-Offices in some other regions and nominate fundraising representative Agents in overseas.
  • Review QAMAR ZAMAN’s operational documents, financial, administrative manuals and procedures
  • Recruit and employ professional staff to carry out and manage Projects/Programs and offices of the organization.
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This fine organization should not be forgotten. The work they have done has been exceptional. We are pleased to be able to continue in this tradition.

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Photo Contest

Brick factory workers in Egypt
Photographer: Abeer Ibrahim, CDM Project: 0834 Egyptian Brick Factory GHG Reduction Project, Egypt'
Delivering corn stalks to the project site
Photographer: Xiaodi Cai, CDM Project: 3965 Anhui Suzhou 2×12.5MW Biomass Power Generation Project, China'
Power plant by night
Photographer: Fuping Wang, CDM Project: 1898 Fujian Jinjiang LNG Power Generation Project, China'
'Cook stoves in Nepal
Photographer: Bhagirath Prasad Ghimire, CDM Project: 4530 Efficient Fuel Wood Cooking Stoves Project in Foothills and Plains of Central Region of Nepal'
UNFCCC added 32 new photos to the album: CDM International Photo Contest 2011.

The UNFCCC secretariat launched the now-annual CDM International Photo and Video Contest in 2008, on the theme Changing Lives. The photos tell an interesting CDM story, whether it is about the creation of new jobs, the greening of industry, or the development of rural services and infrastructure.

To see previous photo/video contest winners, please visit:

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About Qamar Zaman QAMAR ZAMAN charity organization was formed as a group of community development workers who were living in abroad and others in the country, those involving social services for a long time, their experience brought to come together and study the whole situation of the country and recognized that there are thousand of problems having the community which is concerned by civil war broke out the country that inherited destructions for all the property of the society ant the country.

Many people lost their property, and couldn’t enable to rebuild their destructive homes, and also they have studied the current situation of the country, the problems that they identified that encountering the community includes inefficient school, low income, environmental problems, increase of number unemployment for the youth and also men, scarcity of health centres and poor knowledge of the health labours, increase number of street children, all of these things and other, were why it was established QAMAR ZAMAN charity organization and QAMAN ZAMAN Charity Organization’s leaders will strive to support these community in any part and will try to cover their sever needed parts, not looking their ethnics, genders, and will work for equally and justice.

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