Advice

March 31, 2014

Neutral with a Pop of Color!

Terri Writes: I'm painting my granddaughter's room. She has bed covering with white background and teal, pink mustard, and lime green large flowers. Not overwhelming pattern. She likes teal and I'm looking for a neutral color for her room. The room is kind of shabby chic. I want to paint one wall and her bathroom teal.   Thank you!   See Answer From Michael Wurm Jr »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
March 31, 2014

The In Between

Amanda Writes: We just bought a new house that has wallpaper everywhere! Our plan is to take down the wallpaper and repaint the whole house. We have a galley kitchen that has blonde cabinets with white tiles for the backsplash and floor. We are going to put in stainless steel appliances when we move in. We will update the kitchen to dark brown cabinets and white granite, but won't do that for another year. But we want to repaint now because I can't handle the wallpaper! What colors would go well with the blonde/white dated cabinets now that will still work with our updated kitchen later. I would prefer not to paint twice! I like reds and greens or even a sunrise color, but not sure if that would mesh well with the cabinets. If I do a bold color in the kitchen, what other colors would go well in the adjoining dining room and lounge? Thanks for your advice - I need the help!   See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Color, Kitchens
March 31, 2014

Wall Colors for Open Floor Plans

Eline Writes: Hello, I have an open floor living/dining room that I want to repaint (basically one room separated by a hallway). I'd like to pick two colors and paint an accent wall in living and dining room (largest wall in the dining room and the wall with fireplace in the living room). What colors should I pick as base and accent colors? My couch is white, coffee table, shelf and dining room table are chocolate brown, and the rug and couch pillows are light grey. I would like to stick with warm or neutral colors since the rest of my apartment in painted with warm colors, but I will consider cooler colors as well. Thanks!                                                See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
March 31, 2014

Kitchen Conundrum

Jules Writes: If I have maple wood cabinets in my kitchen and blue pearl granite counter tops and blue granite floor with stain steel appliances what color should I paint the walls? From: Jules                                                See Answer From Kate Riley »
Categories: Color, Kitchens
March 31, 2014

Complementing Bright Colors

Tracy Writes: I have a large (15' x 30') living room with a high celling that is in need of a color renovation (currently all white).  There is a large 15' opening into the dining room, which has already been painted a yellow/orange with an accent wall of red/orange. I love this room but am afraid of painting the larger living room and making the dining room look terrible, in comparison to each other. What colors would be a good choice to flow from one room to the next? I don't want the SAME color and was thinking of a blue or green. I am not scared of colors at all - in fact I love them - but I don't want my home to look like a giant color wheel when you walk in! Please help.     See Answer From Nicole Balch »
March 28, 2014

Choosing Colors that Go With Terra Cotta Floors and Oak Trim

Debra Ross Writes: My interior is in desperate need of painting but I have absolutely no idea what color to use so I remain paralyzed. I have a large house and the floors are terra cotta in the hallway (which constitutes a large area) and then hardwood in the TV room and living room and terra cotta in my kitchen. As my house has large openings between the rooms the terra cotta is seen from everywhere. I love the terra cotta but have a lot of oak trim in that pink oak that has a pinkish yellow undertone. There is trim at the top of the wall and ceiling, large oak baseboards and solid trim facing all of the openings to the various rooms, plus large double oak doors leading in to my bedroom and single oak doors leading to all upstairs rooms. It would be a massive undertaking and very expensive to have the trim stained another color. The walls are currently a dark grey blue that I am so tired of. My furniture is pine antique. I have a brown leather coach in the TV room and I am ready for a new coach in the living room. Any color suggestions for my walls? See Answer From Diane Henkler »