Advice

July 31, 2014

Choosing a Paint Colors to Coordinate with Existing Window Treatments

Kathy Writes: The curtains in my bedroom are maroon and mustard colored, and made from fabric from Africa.  I want to paint my walls and I thought I should use a neutral color, like light brown.  Does that work or is there a better choice?  What color should I use for highlights?  Thank you. See Answer From Diane Henkler »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
July 31, 2014

Dividing a Long, Shared Wall

Mary Writes: My living room and kitchen share a wall.  The living room is painted a light grey with one wall being a darker grey.  This dark grey wall has a large picture window in it.  The light grey wall is the one that is shared by the kitchen.  Do I have to paint that shared wall the exact same color? See Answer From Nicole Balch »
July 31, 2014

Adding Color and Contrast to a Light-drenched Home

Joe Writes: Hello. I have a large condo - 15 regular size windows throughout - and all walls and ceilings, including a cathedral in my living room, are white. It can be glaring at times, even with beautiful trees just outside, and I am considering a couple of accent walls for contrast. The first one would be in the living room behind a tan bookcase/tv platform. The second wall would be in the dining room which is in one of the darker portions of the condo, only one window on that side, large bright multi-color batik on that wall. The carpeting is tan and most furniture is a medium colored oak and there are large and small white leather couches.   Please give me a couple of ideas on color...I like terra cotta and burnt orange, if those are the correct names. Just looking for some contrast. Thanks very much. See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
July 31, 2014

Office Overhaul

Lana Writes: We want to do over our office with a vibrant red and another color. Most of the partitions are a steel grey color and the carpet is grey with some hints of brown. We are desperate for a change...can you help? See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
Categories: Color, Offices
July 31, 2014

Bliss in the Bedroom

Emilie Writes: I am wondering what color I should paint the walls in my master bedroom. I have gorgeous refinished oak floors and white trim. I have chosen a chevron patterned rug in a grey-blue and natural tone, the bedding is paisley with grey, slate blue and yellow on a white background. I have grey blue, yellow and white accent pillows. The iron headboard is black. The curtains are white with grey trees and the furniture is painted either white, black or grey. The room gets great light and I have a mirrored nightstand which reflects nicely. With all the grey and blue, I wonder if I should just go with a neutral white on the walls. See Answer From Kate Riley »
June 16, 2014

Modernizing a Mahogany Bedroom Set

Lina Writes: I'm currently looking for some colors for my parents' bedroom. All of their furniture is mahogany and I'd like to find a color pallet that won't clash. I'd also like to make an accent wall! HELP. See Answer From Nicole Balch »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color