Meet The Colortopia Team

Diane Henkler

Author of In My Own Style

Diane's Inspiration

A happy mix of color & style

Diane's Latest Post

How to Refresh Wood Mantels

Do you have wood mantels is your home? Are they stained a dark color? Do you desperately want to paint them white or a vibrant color to match your… Read more »

Melissa Michaels

Author of The Inspired Room

Melissa's Inspiration

A pop of color in a neutral setting

Melissa's Latest Post

Colorful Bathrooms that Don’t Overwhelm

Do you love colorful bathrooms but fear adding too much color might make the room feel closed in or overwhelming? Colorful bathrooms can be interesting,… Read more »

Kate Riley

Author of Centsational Girl

Kate's Inspiration

Nature, like this gorgeous Ginkgo

Kate's Latest Post

Inspiring Autumn Color Palettes

Fall is an inspiring time for anyone who loves autumn color, it’s when nature puts on a big show and reveals its warmer hues. As the air gets chillier,… Read more »

Eduardo Rodriguez

Author of The Designer Pad

Eduardo's Inspiration

The vibrant yet serene colors of Venice

Eduardo's Latest Post

Accent Wall Colors: Black is Always In

This time of year the color black is commonly associated with Halloween, but to be honest this magnificent color goes beyond the spooky and mysterious… Read more »

Stefanie Schiada

Author of Brooklyn Limestone

Stefanie's Inspiration

A Blue Morpho butterfly in Costa Rica

Stefanie's Latest Post

It’s Fall Y’all: Find the Perfect Fall Colors to Suit Your Personality

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year but I know I’m not alone. If you are a fall fanatic like me and looking for fall colors to use in your home,… Read more »

Lindsay Ballard

Author of Makely Home

Lindsay's Inspiration

An unexpected color combination

Lindsay's Latest Post

How to Pair Orange Decor with Neutral Colors

Orange is a great color to keep in mind when you are looking to add a pop of color to your room. Paired with neutrals, well placed shots of orange will… Read more »

Erika Ward

Author of Blulabel Bungalow

Erika's Inspiration

Beauty, courtesy of Mother Nature

Erika's Latest Post

Toddler Bedroom Ideas for the Whole Family

As a mother of five kids under 7, I have a wealth of toddler bedroom ideas to share. Designing with kids in mind always takes me back to the basics of… Read more »

Nicole Balch

Author of Making It Lovely

Nicole's Inspiration

My vintage teacups & saucers

Nicole's Latest Post

Decorating Rooms with Custom Built-Ins

My home is a Victorian with unpainted oak trim throughout the first floor, so when my husband and I had custom built ins created to house our book… Read more »

Michael Wurm Jr

Author of Inspired By Charm

Michael's Inspiration

Life decorated with color and character

Michael's Latest Post

Bold Paint Colors for Fall

My favorite season is fall (Summer is a close second.). One of the reasons I love fall so much is the fabulous color show that mother natures puts on…. Read more »

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Mary Writes: My living room walls are a light coffee color and there is a built-in bookcase (which is currently white), but needs some color to pop. What would you suggest for paint color? The floors are hardwood, and the trim in the room is also white. 

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