Advice

March 17, 2014

A Calm Yet Vibrant Color

Camryn Writes: Hi, I'm redoing a small room into a study/lounge. I am hoping to find furniture with bright and navy blues, also with red and yellow accents. The couch in the room is cream colored. I can't figure out what color to use. Also, I was considering navy blue as the color, but I thought it was just too dark. I want the color to be calm and vibrant, so it is very difficult to find a common ground. The room is currently a pale yellow that I want to stray away from. What color should I paint my room? See Answer From Michael Wurm Jr »
March 17, 2014

Decorating to Sell

Sherie Writes: We are preparing to sell our rental house. We would like to paint the inside of the entire house. We want neutral but not boring. There is a chair railing in the dining room. Thinking about two different colors for that room. Carpet will be neutral as well. I would like suggestions. See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
March 17, 2014

Lightening and Brightening

Jessica Writes: Hi Team!   I will be moving in to a new apartment within a few months. It has a lot of architectural charm, but also has a lot of dark (reddish) wood trim to work around. I'm "over" the cream palette (been there done that!) so was considering a gray or something similar to keep the space from feeling too traditional and stuffy. My couch is an olive-y brown. Any ideas, please? I want to keep this space light and bright!  See Answer From Diane Henkler »
March 17, 2014

Painting a Kitchen

Jules Writes: If I have maple wood cabinets in my kitchen and a blue pearl granite counter tops and blue granite floor with stain steel appliances, what color should I paint the walls? See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Color, Kitchens
March 17, 2014

Decorating a Rental

Jenny Writes: Having a hard time choosing colors for living room/dining room area. Small rectangular space and would like it to feel bigger. Couches are a floral print with dusty rose, dusty blues, sage greens, and creams. Carpet is an awful tan/brown. Living room also has red brick fire place that I do not want to paint over. Do not like red, orange, and yellow. Ceiling is flat white, no trim, and heavily textured that cannot be removed or recolored. I am a little afraid of anything but white. We want a change and I'm too chicken to choose on my own. Live in a very out dated rental with full permission to do as we wish but I don't want to get too carried away. Please help with suggestions. Thank you. See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
March 13, 2014

Matching Paint with Existing Furniture

Cher Writes: The previous owners painted their accent wall a burnt orange. We matched our furniture (dark brown) to go with that color...now I'm tired of it. What color do you suggest? I would like a lighter color. The other walls are an off white/ light beige color. See Answer From Kate Riley »