Advice

June 4, 2014

Pairing Grey with Beige

Suzie Writes: Hi there! We just moved into a high ranch where the living room, dining room, hallway and foyer are all connected and open to each other. The main color of our walls currently is a light creamy beige (trim will be painted white). I just bought a new grey (with a blue undertone) and creamy/ivory rug (main color is grey) and am trying to update the dining room and living rooms while tying their color schemes together at the same time. I would like to paint some of the walls a grey to try and separate the space, as well as to create a little appeal to the walls. Any suggestions on a neutral grey, light or medium, that goes well with a light beige color? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! See Answer From Nicole Balch »
May 19, 2014

Warm Greens To Brighten a Room

Susan Writes: I have multi colored vermont slate floor in the kitchen and dining area. Currently we have two tones of salmon colored walls and I am interested in repainting since it has been a number of years. I want colors that will not absorb light as we have long Vermont winters. I am drawn to light green but can't seem to find anything that isn't too dark or minty.  See Answer From Diane Henkler »
May 19, 2014

Using Paint to Lighten a Dark Neutrals

Kathy Writes: I have a very large living room.  The carpet is tan and 3 of the 4 walls are dark paneling.    The one wall I would like to paint but don't know which color.   I have dark brown furniture and a white drop ceiling.   The woodwork is like a med brown color. I have brown curtains with white shears with a vine through them like a sage green vine.   See Answer From Lindsay Ballard »
May 19, 2014

A White and Grey Color Palette For a Kitchen

Marge Writes: White kitchen cabinets, on U shape kitchen, gray and white porcelain flooring, 210 sq. ft. back splash white subway 50 sq. ft. colonial white granite (grayish with specks of dark cranberry) 60 sq. ft. Our kitchen is large. I wanted to know if I should paint one big wall light gray with white ceiling and accent with a darker gray?  Bring in color with rugs, pictures and etc.                                             See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Color, Kitchens
May 19, 2014

In Neutral Territory: Kitchen Wall Colors With Cherry Cabinetry

Lotlot Writes: Hi!   I have a kitchen with medium dark cherry cabinets and I'm having a hard time figuring out what color goes best with it. My kitchen is also connected to my family room without any division so I'm not sure if I'm going to paint my kitchen and family room the same color. My kitchen has a window pane on one side adjacent to my sink and a glass sliding back door and my family room has 3 windows. All the windows and door are facing my backyard and has a pretty substantial light during the day. Please help! See Answer From Erika Ward »
Categories: Color, Kitchens
May 19, 2014

Choosing a Kitchen Wall Color to Go With Dark Cabinets and Burgundy Tile

Lora Writes: What color can I paint my kitchen that has old pink and burgundy tile counters and back splash with dark wood cabinets? See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Color, Kitchens