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I’ve spoken with far too many friends who have had a rough start in 2015. I say anyone who needs it should get a do-over and begin anew and make it better. One way to ease your way...
I’ve spoken with far too many friends who have had a rough start in 2015. I say anyone who needs it should get a do-over and begin anew and make it better. One way to ease your way...
Taste a Rainbow: 11 Top Home Decorating Colors and How to Use Them
You might love color; you might hate it. Beige could be the most used color in your apartment, or a stack of gray paint chips could make you cringe. No matter how you feel about color, there are endless ways to use it to make over a space, create a mood...
How to Add Just the Right Amount of Dramatic Black
Black is a somewhat divisive color when it comes to interiors: some adore it; some abhor it. Personally, I love black — it instantly adds atmosphere — but it can be overwhelming if not handled carefully. From mixing in jewel brights to restricting...
How to Give Neutral Paint Colors a Subtle Jolt
I have to admit: As much as I love big, bold color, I like it best when it is used with restraint — and used strategically. After all, a little bold color goes a long way, and it’s all too easy to go from “wow!” to “ouch.” For the color-shy...
Speed-Dial Color Selection to Get the Best Result
Color selections are best made quickly. Landscape painters know this because they learn that long deliberations only make colors appear the same. Science tells us that our visual receptors, rods and cones respond immediately to light waves reflected...
Color of the Week: Spring Blossom Yellow
It seems appropriate to kick off this new series with a color that signals growth and renewal. Spring blossom yellows are soft yellows that have a pinch of green in them. They’re the colors of the first flower buds to come popping out of the freshly...
10 Rise-and-Shine Color Combos for Breakfast Nooks
The breakfast nook — it’s where you settle in with your first cup of coffee, wait for your toast to toast and read the paper on a Saturday morning. Shouldn’t it look as cheerful as you hope to be after downing your cuppa? From paint color ideas...
9 Dark Wall Colors to Suit Your Mood
I wish I had a dollar for every time I describe something as “light and airy.” I love a light and airy space. Most people love a light and airy space. They commission designers to create light and airy out of dark and musty. A large percentage of...
Add Excitement With Vibrant Ceiling Color
Painting your ceiling can seem like a daring move, but as these rooms demonstrate, it ain’t necessarily so! A bright and beautiful ceiling hue can bring a layer of personality to a space that just can’t be achieved by painted walls alone. These homes...
How to Add Color if You’re Color Shy
When talking about adding color to a home, many people tense up. That’s because what immediately comes to mind when you say “color” is bright, bold, eye-popping hues. If that’s not your thing, then of course you’re going to get heart palpitations...
The Best of My Houzz: 10 Living Rooms With Wall Colors to Love
Choosing that just-right hue for your living room can make all the difference — creating a mood, defining the space and more. Case in point: these 10 colorful living rooms, from homes featured...
Colors of the Year: Look Back and Ahead for New Color Inspiration
Sure, this time of year is all about joyful tidings and merrymaking, but if you are a color nerd like me, you also look forward to it for the various Color of the Year announcements by paint manufacturers and color management companies. I recently attended...
Best Uses for the Boho Blue Color of 2015
I was meeting with a client the other day for an interior paint color consultation, and at one point we found ourselves sitting on the stairs just outside of her powder room trying to figure out the exact shade of blue she wanted for an accent wall in...
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