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This may seem like the ultimate in zany ideas: an article on selecting colors in a black-and-white magazine. But there is as much to say about this subject as there is to show. Appearances Can Be Deceiving For a seaside house, I once chose a traditional sky blue for the ceiling of a large porch. I used that same color on the sloping soffit of a roof and the vertical inside surface of the fascia. You could see all three places from one spot — and they appeared to be three different colors: one greenish blue, another dark blue, and another sky blue. This was true in every light. This is an extreme example of the general