Advice

March 27, 2014

Ripe Color in Time for Spring

Kim Writes: I would love your advice as my budget won't allow me to do this project twice and I'm struggling with bringing this look together! I have a very open living room/dining room. The LR has an 18' ceiling while the DR has a 9'ceiling. There is a set of 3 windows on either end of this area and I get nice morning and afternoon sunlight. I have contemporary furnishings but unfortunately bought over a period of time so these are the colors I have to work with: a light silver grey leather sofa and light rusty peach club chairs, beautiful turquoise & copper glass topped coffee table which matches the dining table and buffet. These pieces also have beech wood legs. Right now there is neutral carpet in the LR and light oak hardwoods in the DR which also has a very abstract area rug of many colors. My favorite color is turquoise so would love to somehow incorporate that. I would appreciate any advice you could give me as to what colors might work best for this situation and could pull it all together! Thanks! See Answer From Erika Ward »
March 24, 2014

Making Over a Man Cave

Michael Writes: I have a long 24' x 8' windowless room that I am going to turn into a man cave. The one thing I cannot change is the industrial carpet, a mottled mostly dark battleship grey. The drop ceiling is white acoustical tile, the only furniture at the moment is a sand color couch and some walnut formica tables. Any suggestions? Thanks See Answer From Erika Ward »
Categories: Color, Dens
March 18, 2014

Getting Rid of a Boring Beige

Kim Writes: Hello, I NEED to paint my bedroom, but am stumped and hoping you can help! The headboard is a charcoal grey, current bedding in shades of steely blues and lilac, with purple accents.  Furniture is mirrored side tables and antiqued metallic dressers. I have NO idea what direction to go in painting the room. It is currently a drab, boring beige (we have not painted since moving in). There are two large floor to ceiling windows in room, flooring is light wood. Can do nice rug once painting completed.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!! See Answer From Melissa Michaels »
Categories: Bedrooms, Color
March 18, 2014

Warm Colors

Kate Writes: I'm looking for a color to paint our kitchen with a variegated slate background.  I like warm colors rather than cool.  Thoughts? See Answer From Nicole Balch »
Categories: Color, Kitchens
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 »