Advice

April 15, 2014

Making Things A Bit Brighter

N Writes: We have a dark, north-facing living room/dining room, vaulted ceiling in living room, fireplace where wall above juts out about 6 inches (good for accent color). One wall of dining room is currently dark red accent wall, would like to keep that accented too but different color.  We will be getting hickory colored wood flooring installed, and need a bright color to lighten the room. Looking at yellows and greens (currently taupe/tan), but kitchen is also yellow and seems like too much yellow. Ideas? See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
April 15, 2014

Bathroom Blues

Ted Writes: Hi, I'm partial to Glidden Duo. I want to paint my toddler son's bathroom a blue color that looks like the crisp blue sky.  Do you have a suggestion about which color and trim?  The ceiling will be white on white, like my other bathrooms.     Thanks. See Answer From Michael Wurm Jr »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
April 9, 2014

Stacy Writes: We close on our home tomorrow and the home has chocolate brown carpeting.  The walls and ceilings are painted the same color, a light color that almost looks a hint of peach which won't go with our decor.  I know I want to go a light tan color or beige in the house and possibly a pop of color in the kitchen, my question centers around the color of the ceiling.  Should I paint the ceiling to match the walls or make them an eggshell or white?  Ceilings are popcorn and we're not prepared to remove the popcorn at this time and they have been painted over before. See Answer From Erika Ward »
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April 2, 2014

Refresh a Bathroom with White

Haley Writes: Hello, I'm painting my mom's bathroom and need advice on the color for the walls. It is an older bathroom (1952 bungalow) with a black painted vanity with white countertop, black tile on the floor with grey and a black shower surround. She doesn't like the black but is unable to do any major renovations right now so they have to stay. I was thinking of an off-white (not cream), but I don't want it to look like a black and white bathroom from the 1980s. Any suggestions? There is one small window that faces north in the bathroom and there is a large medicine cabinet that is white. The light is pretty decent even though the window faces north. Please let me know if you need any more info. Thank you! Haley   See Answer From Stefanie Schiada »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color
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