Advice

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 »
February 27, 2014

Matching with Dark Green

Melanie Writes: What are the best colors for a family room with dark green carpet? The room has crown molding and a chair rail that I want to be bright white. See Answer From Diane Henkler »
February 27, 2014

Going to Tahiti

Jess Writes: We are remodeling the master bath and I would like the overall feel to be Tahiti...tropics....We will have natural elements...shower with pebble floor, sea shells above the tub and a gray wood vanity.  The floor will be browns and we will have a bamboo room divide. My question is how many bright colors can I paint the walls and have it still flow together?  I would like to do a Caribbean Sea by the tub, and New Grass Green above the vanity, a sky blue for the ceiling, and pops of red or fuchsia (topical flower colors)?  What color could the other walls be to tie it all together?  Will there be too many colors?  Please help us relax in Tahiti when we enter the bathroom. Thank You See Answer From Eduardo Rodriguez »
Categories: Bathrooms, Color