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Color Palettes 89 Stories

After looking at ways to work through paint-color procrastination...
After looking at ways to work through paint-color procrastination...
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...
Color of the Week: Easter Lily
After featuring bold kelly green in the previous installment of this series, I figured I’d dial it down a bit this week with one of my favorite off-whites, Easter...
What to Know Before You Paint Your Walls White
There are few better ways to bring a fresh start to a home’s interior than by painting it white. This clean-slate strategy is often used immediately upon the purchase of a new home. I’ve known clients who prime the walls white even before the boxes...
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...
7 Soothing Spaces: How to Use Color to Create Calm at Home
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 through tough and turbulent times is to create soothing spaces in your...
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