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Color Palettes 83 Stories

After looking at ways to work through paint-color procrastination and how to find color...
5 Bright Palettes for Front Doors
Nothing welcomes guests to your home better than a bold, beautiful color on the front door. Many people have no trouble picking out a fun color to paint the door, but don't know what to do with the rest of the exterior. And what about the trim? The...
Help! What Color Should I Paint My House Exterior?
The Houzz Discussions section is filled with homeowner after homeowner pleading for help choosing exterior paint colors. Help is on the way for three such homeowners, whose homes are featured here along with...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Black
Black can make a front door elegant and dramatic. It works well with any and every other color, making it extremely versatile. It can also toss a challenge your way. If you don't have enough contrasting colors as a backdrop, black can hide the entry or...
Great Color Palettes: 8 Hot Bedroom Color Schemes
Waking up to pleasant, sunny weather in an equally pleasant, sunny room (preferably while on vacation) is a pretty spectacular way to start the day. The colors in our environment affect our mood, and warm shades of red, orange and yellow make us feel...
Palatable Palettes: 8 Cool Blue Bedrooms
Lots of folks who confidently select colors for other rooms in their house often struggle when it comes to picking a palette for their bedroom. After all, this room serves as a private sanctuary. It's where we sleep, laze about, dress and even read or...
Palatable Palettes: 8 Great Kitchen Color Schemes
‘‘There are no bad colors, just bad color combinations," said one of my interior design mentors many years ago. At first I disagreed with him, since there's a certain shade of brown-mustard yellow that I definitely wouldn't want slathered all over...
Palatable Palettes: 9 Bold Bathroom Color Schemes
Looking to inject some fun color in your home but feeling anxious about taking it too far? I say be fearless when it comes to spicing up the spaces in your home that are used only occasionally or for limited amounts of time. For example, a tangerine-orange...
8 Great Color Palettes: Surprising Bedroom Neutrals
A design instructor of mine once claimed that commercial interiors are so often painted beige because it is the color that best masks grimy smudges from people's hands. Yuck! I think I've been antibeige since that very moment. But I do realize that not...
Palatable Palettes: Green Goodness for Bedrooms
Green is a much-loved hue by designers because of its versatility. It has a warm side via yellowy chartreuse...
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...
Best Ways to Use This Coral Color of the Year
Paint and stain manufacturer Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year selection, Coral Reef, couldn’t be more different than Benjamin Moore’s pick of Guilford...
Best Uses for the Saturated Blue Color of 2015
Manufacturer Kelly-Moore Paints surveyed a large group of interior designers to select its Color of the Year for 2015, and the winner was Coastal Surf, a vibrant true blue. One in a series: See...
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...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange
Orange is a high-energy color that hollers, “Look at me!” — a great choice for an entry to a home. But it’s not an easy color to work with. Bright orange is intense and needs to be paired with more soothing, neutral hues to avoid appearing too...
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